Register for the Virtual Dairy Summit and Participate in 10+ Educational Sessions

Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

The dairy industry has a lot to be proud of in 2020 and many positive accomplishments to celebrate as we emerge together in the new year. Join us for the 2021 virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit to find solutions to help our industry advance, adapt, perform, and thrive. Let’s build on this year’s success stories and explore key topics impacting dairy’s bottom line – including sustainability efforts, maximizing components, integrating beef into dairy operations, hosting virtual farm tours, and more!

Held on February 8-11, 2021 by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence, the event’s 10+ keynote and breakout sessions are designed to be dynamic, interactive, and filled with relevant takeaways and practices that can be applied directly on the farm.

Keep reading to learn more about the program and breakout sessions!


Breakout Sessions

When you register for the virtual Dairy Summit, you can participate in the following breakout sessions which will be available on demand for three months following the event:

Integrating Beef into Your Dairy Business: Dairy farmers are realizing benefits for dairy cows by utilizing beef semen on lower performing cows. But ensuring both improved herd genetics and good quality beef offspring takes a well-thought-out strategy. Hear from Dr. Tara Felix, Penn State Assistant Professor and Beef Extension Specialist, and a panel of two dairy producers who will share how dairy producers can meet their performance goals.

What Has Dairy Checkoff Done for You Lately? The Dairy Checkoff Program has evolved quite a bit since it was first started in 1984. As it has evolved, some dairy farm families have questions about how Checkoff efforts are enhancing milk sales and impacting their bottom line. Dairy producers can get their questions answered regarding their return on investment during this session with Dairy Management Inc. leaders.

Factors to Drive Dairy Profitability: Zoetis and Compeer Financial’s thorough analysis of financial and production records identified six key drivers of profitability on dairies based on net farm income. Michael Lormore, DVM, MS, MBA, Director of Cattle Technical Services, will share what these six drivers are and how they can be applied to dairy operations.

Navigating Family Business Dynamics and Governance: Navigating the interpersonal dynamics of a family business and ensuring both fairness and accountability in the governing process can be challenging. Phil Clemens, who is the CEO and President of Clemens Family Business and Hatfield Meats, will share his insight on governance within the three circles of family, owners, and business, with a specific focus on the business.

Maximizing Components to Enhance Your Bottom Line: Profitability on a dairy herd can be found in maximizing fat and protein yields. Individuals from Miner’s Institute will share nutritional strategies to focus on higher components and how that can have a significant impact on overall herd performance and the bottom line. A dairy producer who has been successful in maximizing their fat and protein yields will share their experience during the session.

Bonus Breakout Sessions: American Dairy Association Northeast with lead how-to sessions on hosting virtual farm tours, preparing for media interviews, and communicating with consumers.

WhenFebruary 8-11, 2021

Where: Virtual Conference

Program Features:

  • Immersive, easy-to-navigate virtual conference platform
  • Dynamic keynote speakers
  • In-depth breakout sessions on broad industry, herd management, people management, and financial management topics
  • Bonus breakout sessions with actionable lessons and hands-on skills
  • Live chats with keynote speakers
  • Behind-the-scenes videos and tours of dairy operations
  • Exciting networking opportunities
  • Door prizes and interactive activities
  • Live music and entertaining videos
  • Virtual expo hall
  • On-demand access for three months following the event
  • Special offers from sponsors included with your registration

Registration Options:

  • PA Dairy Producer — $100
  • Out-of-State Dairy Producer — $125
  • Non-Producer — $175
  • College Classrooms/Clubs — $100
  • College Dairy Students and Young Professionals (Age 17-25)*— $25
    *Must attend Tuesday evening’s Young Professionals Chat

How to Register: Register online or email us to be mailed a printed registration form.

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