Pa. dairymen start speakers’ bureau to share story

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than 25 Pennsylvania dairy farmers are part of a new Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Speakers Bureau, a program designed to put communities in touch with knowledgeable people working in the industry.
Since January 2010, the group’s members have addressed 10 organizations. Another 30 presentations have been scheduled across the state for the remainder of the year.
“The response from the participating organizations has been very positive as they have found the presentations extremely educational and enjoyable,” said Shirley Krall, a Lebanon County dairy farmer who works with speakers bureau’s participants to schedule appearances.
“The program has really opened the door to allow us to share our story of farm and family with our local communities.”
The Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Speakers Bureau is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Center for Dairy Excellence. Participants who enroll receive training and help in scheduling appearances.

Schedule a speaker.

Anyone interested in scheduling a dairy farmer to speak at an upcoming community meeting should contact Shirley Krall at 717-821-0259 or e-mail dairyspeakerscheduler@gmail.com.
Krall can also help those interested in learning about or participating in upcoming Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers Speakers Bureau training sessions.

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