Learn to take control of your milk prices

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CLARION, Pa. – Clarion County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a program titled “Price Your Milk For A Profit” at the Clarion County Park March 18 and April 1. The program is scheduled to begin each day at 10 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.,

The program presenters are Ken Bailey, professor of Dairy Markets at Penn State University; Dave Dowler, Farm Management agent in Crawford County; and Nelson Smith, Dairy and Agriculture agent in Clarion County.

What you’ll learn. The two-day seminar is to help Pa. dairy producers learn to market their milk at profitable prices. Dairymen can learn how to gain back some control over their milk prices.

Topics covered during the session include a background on milk pricing, understanding your milk check, and introduction to futures marketing, computing your basics, and the cost of production.

These topics, along with developing a market plan, will be offered to dairy producers participating in the program.

The program, funded by a USDA grant, will provide breaks, lunch and materials. Class size is limited to 20 participants and preregistration is required.

Call to register. Contact the Clarion County Extension Office at 814-782-0033 for more information and to register for the program.

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