Dairy farmers and the dairy industry in Pennsylvania are an important part of the state’s economy. The Pennsylvania dairy industry is the largest sector of agriculture in the state, adding billions of dollars to the Commonwealth’s economy.
Guest blogger, Kara Stultz is the 2018-2019 PA Alternate Dairy Princess
Happy summer! Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? I hope you spent the past month (and every other month) enjoying some delicious dairy foods.
We were excited to be a part of the first-ever #ChoosePADairy Breakfast on the Farm event at Kurtland Farms.
More than 1,100 people attended and received an inside look at the Pennsylvania dairy industry while learning how to support local farmers by choosing Pennsylvania dairy products.
PA Dairy Farmers, Industry Leaders, Legislators and Families Call for Return of Whole Milk to Schools
State Capitol “Dairy Day for PA Healthy Kids” highlights nutritional and economic benefits of real milk and dairy products
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Surrounded by schoolchildren and farm families, Pennsylvania dairy leaders called on legislators and policymakers at the State Capitol to urge Congress to pass reforms that would bolster students’ nutritional options by permitting whole milk to be served in schools and to end the mislabeling of non-dairy products as milk. The rally capped “Dairy Day for PA Healthy Kids” and focused on passage of three key measures in Washington:
Each year, we partner with the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania to offer ten $3,000 Student Leader scholarships to undergraduate students.
To qualify, students must demonstrate a commitment to working in the dairy industry in the future and be enrolled in a related undergraduate major. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide recognition, encouragement, and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. Of these monetary awards, one is specifically designated for an incoming freshman.
Congratulations to our 2019 Student Leader Scholarship Winners!