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Two-day Pa. dairy summit offers focus on farm profits

January 23, 2007

HARRISBURG - Eligible producers may attend the 2007 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit for $75 - a $100 savings - thanks to a scholarship provided by the Center for Dairy Excellence.

The reduced rate is available to the first 100 people to apply and who have not attended the summit in the past.

The Dairy Summit will be held Feb. 7 to 8 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa.

This year's program features Animal Agriculture Alliance's Charlie Arnot, Cornell University's Mark Stephenson, Colorado dairy producer Gary Henrickson, cowboy comedian Baxter Black, University of Nebraska Lincoln's Ron Hanson and Dairy Foods Communication's Donna Berry.

In addition, 24 breakout sessions will focus on the day-to-day issues faced by dairy producers.

More program information can be found at www.padairysummit.org

The Dairy Summit, Pennsylvania's top dairy educational event, is hosted each year by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairy Stakeholders. The Center for Dairy Excellence, Penn State Dairy Alliance and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are supporting partners for the summit.

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The registration deadline is Feb. 1. Details and a downloadable registration form are available at www.padairysummit.org

For more information about the Center's scholarship opportunity, go to www.centerfordairyexcellence.org.

Click on "News and Events," then "Calendar and Events."

Or, applicants may call the center at 717-346-0849 to apply for the scholarship.

The Center for Dairy Excellence was launched in 2004 by the state Department of Agriculture. Bringing together people from more than 40 dairy organizations in Pennsylvania, the center aims to enhance the profitability of the dairy industry by creating partnerships, and increasing the availability and use of resources.

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