Roundtable to Discuss Future of Dairy Industry

3/30/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy professionals who work regularly with Pennsylvania’s dairy farm community are invited to attend the April series of Dairy PROS meetings April 23-26, hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Penn State Extension Dairy Team.

The April series is the first of three Dairy PROS meeting series that will provide results from the Pennsylvania Dairy Futures Analysis, a yearlong evaluation of dairy production, processing and consumption trends in Pennsylvania.

“The April Dairy PROS forum will provide a good opportunity for those who attend to really look at the results of the analysis and provide their input on how those results are playing out on the farms in the region where they are located,” said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. “We want to hear from those who are on the front lines, visiting with dairy farms and experiencing the issues they face.”

All meetings are set for 8-9:15 a.m., with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Dates and locations are:

Tuesday, April 23, — Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College, Pa.

Wednesday, April 24 — Bob Evans, 104 Bair Blvd., New Stanton, Pa.

Thursday, April 25 — Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, Pa.

Friday, April 26 — Momma Spriggs, 160 York Road, Carlisle, Pa.

Other 2013 Dairy PROS meeting series will include the statewide Dairy PROS meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Ag Progress Days grounds in Rock Springs, and the October meeting series on Oct. 8, 10, 15 and 17. Specific locations will be announced.

Registration information and other details can be found by visiting and clicking on “Upcoming Events.”

For other information, contact Penn State Extension Dairy Team at 888-373-7232 or askdairyalliance<\@>; or the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or info<\@>

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