Dairy PROS to Offer Roundtable on Profitability Strategies

9/29/2012 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy industry professionals who attend the October series of Dairy PROS meetings will garner alternative profitability strategies to share with their dairy farm customers.

Held three times a year, Dairy PROS is a joint initiative of the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Penn State Extension Dairy Team.

“This October, we are inviting participants of Dairy PROS to come prepared to share in a robust discussion around dairy profitability strategies they see working well across Pennsylvania’s dairy farm community,” said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence.

“We are hoping the meetings will serve as a good venue to share ideas and identify best practices to support dairy farm families as they work through this year’s tighter profit margins,” he said.

In October, the “Take It to the Farm” section will also address alternative profit strategies, with representatives from Penn State Extension leading a roundtable discussion on tools to analyze profit areas on the farm.

Meetings will be 8-9:30 a.m., with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on these dates and locations:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.

Thursday, Oct. 18, at the AgChoice Farm Credit office, 109 Farm Credit Drive, Chambersburg.

Friday, Oct. 19, at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College.

Thursday, Oct. 25, at King’s Restaurant, 1920 Leesburg Road, Grove City.

If an organization is a 2012 supporter of the Allies for Advancement Program at any level above $250, any member of the organization can attend the Dairy PROS meetings at no charge.

If the organization is not an Ally for Advancement, each member who attends the Dairy PROS meetings will be charged a $20 registration fee.

For more information or to register, visit www.centerfordairyexcellence.org and click on the “Dairy PROS” icon in the middle of the page.

For more information contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team at 888-373-7232 or askdairyalliance<\@>psu.edu, or the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or info<\@>centerfordairyexcellence.org.

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