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Discounted Registrations for PA Dairy Summit


Bellefonte, PA – Emphasizing the importance of the 2011 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit to the dairy industry and to the economy of the Commonwealth, a state supported program is helping to ensure that dairy producers can afford to attend.  Dairy producers and any of the ir employees can register for this year’s PA Dairy Summit at a 50% discount. This $100 saving is made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry through the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board (WIB).


With attendance usually numbering more than 500 people, in 2011 a large group of producers with farms of all sizes have already taken advantage of this greatly reduced fee to register. The Summit is being held February 2 and 3 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa. Planned by producers to be the “right program at the right time”, the Summit is designed to give dairy farmers practical information with long-term implications for the industry.  .


The producer owner/manager or any dairy employee can qualify for the discount by simply providing a social security number to fulfill the grant requirements.  Information on the producer discount and all the details of the Summit program are available at www.padairysummit.org. A special hotline for Dairy Summit questions has been set up at info@padairysummit.org.


An eye-opening presentation on “Dairy and Sustainability” will start the Summit in high gear and the follow-up on “The Farm Bill, Dairy Policy and You” will give a view of what can be expected in the future. The final session on “Money Makers for Your Dairy Business” offers new ideas for profitability, one of the issues that is highest on most producer’s minds.


Showcases of Wisconsin ’s Crave Bro the rs Farm and of two farms where Cornell’s Dr. David Galton puts the ory into practice will help producers understand the applicability of new techniques and solutions for the ir own farm problems. In addition, in a farm to fork perspective the re will be a look at the retail side of dairy by Schreiber Foods, whose Shippensburg , Pa.   plant delivers dairy to the consumer as one of the world’s top producers of private-label cream cheese.


The Summit program also has more personal breakout sessions where practical issues will be the focus. Topics include “Reaping the Most from Your Reproduction Strategy,” Cow Comfort and Animal Patterns,” “A Producer’s Perspective on Managing Your Risks,” and “Direct Marketing.”


A Wednesday evening session returns to the program after its successful introduction last year.  The topic will be Animal Activism and the panel was chosen to represent many viewpoints.


Thursday’s closing luncheon speaker will provide a message of inspiration and hope about “Changing Your View of Success.” Jenné Fromm is a nationally recognized writer, speaker and motivator whose personal story and insight triggers sensible ideas for meaningful change.


In addition to the formal education program, dairy producers will have the opportunity to learn from more than 60 industry suppliers in the exhibit area. The list of Summit exhibitors is updated almost daily at www.padairysummit.org.  The list of industry suppliers that support the Summit financially by becoming Summit sponsors is also shown on the special PA Dairy Summit website.


The PA Dairy Summit is hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence (www.centerfordairyexcellence.org) and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (www.pdmp.org). Supporting partners are the PA Department of Agriculture and the Penn State Dairy Alliance, an initiative of Cooperative Extension. 


For additional details or specific questions, the PA Dairy Summit business office can be reached at info@padairysummit.org or 877-326-5993.


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