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5 dairy roundtables seek input on future of industry

Upcoming meetings to gather Pennsylvania dairy farmer input on the industry’s future will be held at five locations across the state.

Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence will host five mealtime meetings across Pennsylvania to collect feedback and input on resources to direct the future of the state’s dairy industry. And if you’re involved in the Keystone State’s dairy industry, you’re invited.

Guests will participate in an informal discussion about dairy profitability, and associated topics and programs available through the center to assist dairy farmers. “This is an opportunity for those who support and serve Pennsylvania’s dairy farms to join in a conversation about the current industry dynamics, the challenges we face and opportunities that exist here in Pennsylvania,” says Jayne Sebright, the center’s executive director. “We’ll also share insight on the resources and programs available to help farms work through this period of change.”

Field representatives, nutrition consultants, lending agents and all industry representatives are invited to prepare topics that they would like to discuss, from business planning to dairy policy. Center staff members will be joined by representatives from American Dairy Association North East and Penn State Extension’s Dairy Team. They’ll also be addressing current trends and dairy industry topics.

When and where to go
The meetings will be hosted on the following dates:
• May 12 at 8 a.m., Dutchway, 649 E. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, Pa
• May 16 at 8 a.m., Country Cupboard, 101 Hafer Rd., Lewisburg, Pa.
• May 16 at 1 p.m., Riverstone Inn, 47 Leisure Dr., Towanda, Pa.
• May 19 at 8 a.m., Bird’s Nest Cafe, 113 S. Richard St., Bedford, Pa.
• May 19 at 1 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1948 Leesburg Grove City Rd.,  Grove City, Pa.

Meals will be provided, courtesy of the Center for Dairy Excellence. That’s why preregistration is requested. To register, call 717-346-0849 or visit the “Programs and Events” tab on centerfordairyexcellence.org.

Source: Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence

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