January 7-14, 2017: Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Valuable Opportunity to Tell Our Dairy Story
Dairy farming and products will again be highlighted in the Weis Farm-to Shelf commodities exhibit in addition to pork, apples and potatoes. The dairy portion of the display will include live calves, a life-size fiberglass milking cow, and six interactive learning displays to explain the process of moving milk from cow to consumer. 

Do you enjoy sharing your dairy story? If so, we could use your expertise to have conversations and answer dairy-related questions with PA Farm Show visitors at the Weis Farm-to-Shelf exhibit. Additionally, knowledgeable speakers will be needed for regular milking demonstrations that will take place at the Milking Parlor, located in the North Building (Dairy Barn). Volunteers will be asked to explain the process of milking a cow and answer consumer questions.

Reserve Your Volunteer Spot Today
Experienced, passionate dairy promoters are invited to volunteer at one (or both!) of these exhibits. To select your volunteer shifts:

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“Working at the Dairy Farm-to-Shelf at Farm Show gave me a great opportunity to speak with the public about the PA dairy industry,” said Greyson Smith. Smith, was a senior at Penn State University majoring in animal science when he interned at the 2016 PA Farm Show. “With the help of a cow, calf, and robotic milker, I was able to explain the life cycle of a cow along with how they get milked every day. By the end of Farm Show hundreds of people, including state Representatives and Senators, got to come through and have their questions answered about dairy cows in Pennsylvania and most of the country.”

Sponsors include American Dairy Association North East, the Center for Dairy Excellence, PA Preferred and the PA Dairymen’s Association.