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Dairy Workshops To Teach
Solid Decision Making
UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre
Co.) Every decision made in a
business impacts its profit margin
in multiple ways. This is particu
larly true of dairy farms, where
daily decisions can have far-reach
ing effects on the farm’s profitabili
Dairy Alliance is helping pro
ducers learn how to manage a vari
ety of risks and improve their fin
ancial stability through a new
program called Profit Manager, to
be conducted at three sites across
Pennsylvania during January.
“Implementing a systems ap
proach to decision-making will en
able dairy producers to control risk
and reduce the volatility of profit
margins,” explained Bradley Hilty,
information specialist with Penn
State Dairy Alliance. “Participants
in the Profit Manager workshops
will focus on the interaction of the
feeding and milk production sys
tems with milk marketing, and
leant how management of each can
impact the profit margin of their
A number of Penn State Cooper
ative Extension faculty and staff
will instruct the program. They in
clude Kenneth Bailey, associate
professor, agricultural economics
and rural sociology; Bradley Hilty;
Lisa Holden, associate professor,
dairy and animal science; Virginia
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cialist, Dairy Alliance; and Richard
Stup, human resource specialist.
Dairy Alliance. In addition, a
member of Downes-O’Neil broker
age firm, Chicago, 111., will partici
For producer convenience, the
program will be take place at three
sites: Jan. 13-14 at the Holiday Inn
Harrisburg/Hershey; Jan. 20-21 at
the Ramada Inn, Altoona; and
January 27-28 at The Lighthouse
Cost is $125 per person; $65 for
each additional person per farm.
The fee includes lunch and dinner
on the first day, lunch on the sec
ond day, and all program materi
Advance registration is required.
To register, contact Michele Moyer,
Dairy Alliance program manager,
at (814) 865-4682 or (888)
373-7232, or via e-mail at HYPER
The deadline to register for the
first session (Jan. 13-14) is Dec. 23.
From Dec. 24 through Jan. 4,
registration for the second session
(Jan. 20-21) and third session (Jan.
27-28) may be e-mailed or faxed to
the above numbers. Phone registra
tions for these sessions will resume
on Jan. 5.
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tion, Cancun, Mexico, thru
Challenge of Overabundant Deer
in Pa. Conference, Harrisburg
Marriott, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Md. Meeting on Johne’s Disease,
Mountain Gate Family Res
taurant, Thurmont, Md., 9:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m., (301) 631-3576.
Pruning Workshop, Manatawny
Creek Vineyard, Douglas
sville, 9 a.m.-noon, (717)
Wednesday, January 7
New York AGRLite Meeting on
Grapes, Montour Falls Rural
Urban Center, Cornell Univer
sity, (607) 255-368j8.
“Tilling the Soil of Opportunity”
Course, University of Vermont
Extension Office, St. Albans,
Vt., 6 p.m.-9 p.m., every Wed.
evening through March 31,
National No Tillage Conference,
Des Moines, lowa, through
Meeting on Johne’s Disease, Car-
roll County Ag Center,
""" Westminster, Md., 9:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m., (410)
Ohio Cow Calf Management
County Training and Em
ployment Center, Hills
boro, every Wednesday
beginning Jan. 7, and at
the Fairfield County Ag
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Center, Lancaster, Ohio, every
Thursday beginning Jan. 8, 7
p.m.-9:45 p.m., (937)
Thursday, January 8
Mid-Atlantic Land Use And
Cover Conference, Towson
New York AGRLite Meetings on
Greenhouse Fruits and Vege
tables, Riverhead, Suffolk Co
operative Extension, Cornell
University, (607) 255-3688.
Maryland Grain Marketing
Meeting, Dutch Family Res
taurant, Millington, 7:30 a.m.
Md. Meeting on Johne's Disease,
Pleasant Valley Community
Center, Oakland, 9:30 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., (301) 334-6960.
4-H Open House, Farm and
Home Center, Lancaster, 6:30
p.m.-8:30 p.m., (717)
Introduction to Horticulture New
Farmer Workshop, Crandall
Public Library, Glens Falls,
N.Y., 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Greenspare Alliance of S.E. Pa.
Conference on Creating Vi
sion of Open Space, Connelly
Center, Villanova University,
8:30 a.m.-l p.m., (215)
563-0250, ext. 109.
Living on a Few Acres Classes,
Montgomery County 4-H Cen
ter, Collegeville, 6:45 p.m.-9
The Original Old Fashioned
6 Qt. Hand
BOOTH AT THE
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 27, 2003-A29
p.m., Thursday evenings thru
Feb. 19, (610)489-4315.
Friday, January 9
Pa. Farm Show Dinner, Farm
Show Banquet Room, 6 p.m.,
Southeast Regional Fruit and
Vegetable Conference, thru
Jan. 11, Savannah Interna
tional Trade and Convention
Center, (877) 99GFVGA.
New York Small Farms program.
Tilling the Soil of Opportuni
ty, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fridays, Jan.
9,16.23, 30; Feb. 6.
Md. Meeting on Johne’s Disease,
Maugansville Ruritan Build
ing, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., (301)
Pa. Farm Show, Farm Show
Complex, Harrisburg, thru
Georgia, South Carolina Wine
Grape Conference, Savannah
International Trade Center,
Savannah, Ga., (229)
Pa. Angus Association Annua)
Membership Banquet, Holiday
Inn, Grantville, 6:30 p.m.,
Annual Festival of Trees, Ag
Arena, University Park, thru
Jan. 14, (814) 237-7717.
Lehigh Valley Horse Council
Meeting, American Legion
Post 367, Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.,
Pa. Simmental Association An
nual Meeting, VFW, Harris