Pennsylvania dairy farm owners and managers are invited to complete the “2017 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Producer Survey”. The four-page survey was mailed in early May to more than 6,500 dairy farms located in Pennsylvania. The Center for Dairy Excellence conducts the survey every five years to develop a baseline of trends and changes occurring within the Pennsylvania dairy industry.
Deadline for survey submissions is Saturday, July 1, 2017.
The survey includes questions on the milking herd, production acres, operational structure and future plans for the dairy farm. Collective survey data will be evaluated to identify trends and needs but individual responses will remain anonymous. Please allow 15 minutes to complete the survey questions.
The data collected from dairy farmer responses will also contribute to a comprehensive dairy industry study to identify opportunities and inhibitors to growing and strengthening Pennsylvania’s dairy sector. The comprehensive study is being conducted by Charles Nicholson, clinical associate professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Andrew Novakovic, professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University, and Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Center for Dairy Excellence are partners in supporting this study.
For more information, call the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849.