PA Dairymen's Association was originally formed as the Crawford County Dairy Association in 1871.
Within 17 years, the county group had become a statewide organization with a focus on supporting Pennsylvania dairy farms.
In 1954, the Association joined together with Valley Grange #1360 from Lewisberry, Pa. to serve hand-dipped milkshakes at the annual Pa. Farm Show.
More than 65 years later, the Association is still serving their now famous milkshakes each year to Farm Show’s visitors. The Association also provides fried cheese cubes, ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches during the Pa. Farm Show.
Proceeds from the sale of milkshakes benefit agricultural scholarships, youth programs and educational programs across the state.
The PA Dairymen’s Association is governed by a dairy farmer Board of Directors and is lead by executive director Dave Smith.