Advocacy & Outreach

Sharing the dairy story with members in your community — your neighbors, community leaders, policy makers and young people or students — is essential. Less than 1.5 percent of the U.S. population are directly involved in farming or production agriculture. Most people know very little about your dairy farm or what dairy farmers do. Here are some resources to help you share that story.

The Center offers resources to help dairy producers and other stakeholders educate policy leaders, young people and others in the community about the benefits that dairy offers to the local community.

Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farms, Cochranville, Chester County

Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farms, Cochranville, Chester County

“If we want the community to embrace us as farmers and want them to accept our farming practices, we have to earn their respect. Communications is probably one of the biggest keys to earning that respect.”