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:

Young Dairy Professionals Recognized at Dairy Summit

Dairymen’s Association, Dairy Excellence Foundation Award Scholarships

Harrisburg, Pa. – Eighteen young professionals were awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, held February 4 – 6 at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pa. The Young Professional Scholarships were awarded by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Center for Dairy Excellence and Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania to grow both the skills and network of Pennsylvania dairy’s next generation.

Making School Lunches Great Again: Toomey Introduces Bill Allowing Schools to Offer Whole Milk to Kids

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has introduced the Milk in Lunches for Kids (MILK) Act to allow schools to serve whole milk and two percent milk.

The MILK Act also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to revise regulations to exclude milk fat from the cap on saturated fat in school lunches. Currently, schools may only serve fat free or one percent milk with lunches.

Dairymen’s, PDMP, Center Honors Dairy Industry Leaders with Awards

Barleys, Hosterman, Zepp, Turner Honored at Summit

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Center for Dairy Excellence and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania joined together to launch an industry-wide awards program that recognizes and showcases leadership, stewardship, and excellence in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, through four awards presented at the 2019 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit in Lancaster, Pa.

Scholarship Opportunity Available to Dairy Students

PA Dairymen’s, Dairy Excellence Foundation Offer $3,000 Scholarships

Harrisburg, Pa. – High school students who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field can apply for one of ten $3,000 Student Leader scholarships made available through the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for students to apply for the annual Student Leader Scholarship is June 1. The scholarships recognize outstanding students in dairy, including undergraduate students and high school seniors who are entering college in the fall.