Helping to educate young people – both non-farm and those from the farm – is critical to the future of our dairy industry. With less than two percent of the U.S. population directly involved in production agriculture, educating children about where their food comes from will help them make more informed purchasing decisions as adults. For those who are involved in production ag or interested in pursuing agriculture-related careers, enhancing their knowledge base and skill sets will be critical to their future success.
The center offers resources for those students interested in dairy-related careers through the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow platform, as well as through our on-farm internship and scholarship opportunities. Resources to educate non-farm students about dairy are available through the Discover Dairy program.
“The dairy industry in Pennsylvania needs more young people to fill the shoes of those who have carried the torch so long. I am confident that the future of dairy is a bright one.”