The Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension Dairy Team are partnering to host a dairy industry breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 6:45-8:45 a.m.

The annual breakfast session is designed for dairy producers and agribusiness representatives and will be held during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days.

Registration is free and required by Aug. 6.

“The breakfast is a chance for the industry to sit down together, discuss the future of dairy in Pennsylvania, and learn how we can be successful,” said Amber Yutzy, Penn State Extension dairy herd health educator. “During this year’s session, we will be discussing how the industry is diversifying and using creativity to reach a new clientele base with Pennsylvania produced milk.”

Speakers, including Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, will talk about innovation, reinvestment and marketing opportunities, and discuss the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program.

The event will also highlight two farms that are utilizing PDIP grants:

• Kelley Huff, of Enchanted Acres Farm and Simpler Way Nutritionals, will share her vision for showcasing Pennsylvania dairy farm families as well as ideas for meeting the growing demand for dairy-based nutraceuticals, both domestically and abroad.

• Chuck Turner, of Turner Dairy Farms, will discuss his vision for helping dairy farm families find success and deliver exciting new products to the consumer while setting a higher quality standard from the farm to the bottle.

The event will take place in the downstairs section of the Little Red Barn, 2710 W. Pine Grove Road, Pennsylvania Furnace.

Register online or call 717-346-0849 for more information.

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