HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Soybean Board has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Center for Dairy Excellence to reprint the “Something to Treasure” brochure.
Originally produced in 2011, the educational piece showcases the many contributions dairy farm families make to their local communities and economy. More than 30,000 copies of the brochure were distributed in the past 12 months.
“We are pleased that the Pennsylvania Soybean Board was interested in partnering with the center on this effort,” said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. “The brochure demonstrates the vital role dairies play in Pennsylvania’s rural communities through economic revenue, environmental stewardship and as a local food source — contributions that are very important to the public.”
“Animal agriculture is the No. 1 customer for Pennsylvania’s soybeans,” said Daryl Alger, president of the Pennsylvania Soybean Board. “More than 20 percent of the soybean meal from Pennsylvania is used by dairy cows. We are pleased to have this opportunity to help promote the dairy industry.”
Copies of “Pennsylvania’s Dairy Farmers: Something to Treasure in Your Community” brochure are available at no cost to farmers, agribusiness members, civic leaders and others who want to educate the general public about the dairy industry.
To order the brochure, call the center at 717-364-0849 or visit www.centerfordairyexcellence.org and click on “Consumer & Media” and then “Find Dairy Brochures.”