Pennsylvania Dairy Study 2017

Pennsylvania’s dairyland is in a state of transition, with new dynamics emerging every day. To provide insight on a path forward for this important segment of Pennsylvania agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Center for Dairy Excellence have commissioned Dr. Andrew Novakovic, Dr. Mark Stephenson and Dr. Chuck Nicholson to lead a year-long study to evaluate opportunities and inhibitors to grow Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

Click on the links below to find materials and presentations associated with the Pennsylvania Dairy Study:

  • Dr. Nicholson presented a preliminary look at the findings of Phase I of the study at the 2017 Ag Progress Days Dairy Industry Breakfast. Click here to access that presentation. 
  • Dr. Novakovic presented a look at why the study is being completed and what needs to be considered during the 2017 Dairy Financial Conference and the listening sessions held in September. Click here to access that presentation.

Feedback from industry stakeholders is requested. For those who would like to provide input, you are encouraged to complete the form attached at the link below and share your feedback on what the team should be considering. Completed forms can be submitted through the Center for Dairy Excellence by sending them to Alan Zepp at

Click here to download a fillable form to share your input for the team to consider

For more information about the study or when findings will be available, please contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or by emailing Dairy Risk Management Program Manager Alan Zepp directly at