Farmers invited to discuss Pa. dairy study

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy producers and industry representatives are invited to listening sessions to learn more about the preliminary findings from the Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Study, being conducted by Andrew Novakovic, Mark Stephenson and Chuck Nicholson.

Andrew Novakovic, E.V. Baker Professor of agricultural economics and director of land grant programs at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, and Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin, will share the findings and provide insight, while gathering input and perspective from the audience on the study and their observations.

The first session will be held Sept. 13, from 7-9 p.m. in the Southeast Hall of the Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, Pa. The second will be held Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-noon in Conference Room 10 at the Kovalchick Complex, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, Pa.

As part of their discussion, Novakovic and Stephenson will share the preliminary results from a statewide dairy producer survey conducted this summer. Nearly 900 dairy producers completed the survey, which collected data regarding the current operation, management philosophy and future plans.

For more information, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or email Heidi Zimmerman at hzimmerman1@centerfordairyexcellence.org.

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