Dairy farmers to tell their stories at Dec. 13 workshop

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Dairy farmers and dairy advocates from the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to join the Telling Your Story program and attend a training workshop Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa.

Telling Your Story is the dairy checkoff program to train and empower farmers to share the dairy story with consumers.

Purpose

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and Center for Dairy Excellence will jointly host the workshop to bring together dairy producers who share a common goal of educating consumers about dairy farming and the commitment dairy farm families have to their animals, the land and their communities.

Speaker

Michele Payn-Knoper will open the program with an interactive discussion on Championing Agriculture. Payn-Knoper is a nationally known speaker and trainer who encourages her audience to have fun while developing skills in advocacy, social networking, leadership and community engagement.

Following the keynote presentation will be a recognition luncheon and afternoon breakout sessions to focus on tools to better tell the dairy story to community groups and the news media and through social media.

Registration

Make reservations by Nov. 28 by contacting Laurie Savage, dairy farmer speakers bureau scheduler, at 301-349-0750 or dairyspeakerscheduler@gmail.com.

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