UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Dairy producers in southwestern Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to network with peers, educators, and industry representatives while gaining valuable information at the annual Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day, on Thursday, March 5.
The event will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Blairsville, PA. It is organized by agribusiness sponsors and free to attend.
This year’s program will feature Dr. Robert Cloninger, a practicing veterinarian in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He will weave together a mixture of topics, touching on things such as animal care, nutrition, financial awareness, and farm family dynamics. Dr. Cloninger brings with him the wealth of information he gains from regularly engaging with dairy clients in multiple capacities.
Cloninger will be joined by other industry speakers for a panel discussion in the afternoon. A trade show will allow attendees to interact with local, supporting businesses throughout the day.
This year there will be an opportunity for special training at the end of the afternoon, providing practical tools and tips for effective communication with challenging people or issues, offered by the American Dairy Association Northeast.
Registration and the trade show will begin at 8:45 a.m. The main educational program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:15 p.m., with the additional training opportunity running from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is requested by February 27 and can be done online at http://extension.psu.edu/
This program is eligible for two SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. For more information on SmartStart, visit www.agchoice.com.
For more information about Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day, contact Andrew Sandeen, Penn State Extension educator by phone at 724-465-3880 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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