Laurie Savage, a dairy farmer and communications professional from Dickerson, Md., will serve as the new scheduler for the Dairy Farmers Speakers Bureau, a program funded through the dairy checkoff program.
More than 40 dairy producers have been trained through the speakers bureau to speak to community and civic groups about their role as dairy farmers in the community.
The speakers bureau is a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Center for Dairy Excellence. It provides dairy farmers with the resources they need to share their dairy stories with community groups such as the Lions Club, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.
The scheduler coordinates meeting appearances for speakers bureau participants.
Savage serves as coordinator for the Maryland Dairy Princess Association, secretary-treasurer of the Maryland Dairy Industry Association and Maryland editor of the Southeastern Holstein News. She also is a freelance writer for several publications, including Lancaster Farming.
Savage replaces Shirley Krall, who is leaving the post after two years to pursue recertification in nursing.
For more information about the Dairy Farmers Speakers Bureau, call Savage at 301-349-0750 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.