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Dairy Industry Professionals Invited to Meet with Center
The Center for Dairy Excellence will host five mealtime meetings across Pennsylvania to collect feedback and input on resources to direct the future of the state’s dairy industry. The center invites dairy industry professionals to participate in an informal discussion about dairy profitability and associated topics and an introduction to programs available through the center to assist dairy farmers.

Meetings will be hosted on the following dates:

May 12 at 8 a.m., Dutchway, 649 E Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA.
May 16 at 8 a.m., Country Cupboard, 101 Hafer Road, Lewisburg, PA
May 16 at 1 p.m., Riverstone Inn, 47 Leisure Drive, Towanda, PA
May 19 at 8 a.m., Bird’s Nest Cafe, 113 S Richard St., Bedford, PA
May 19 at 1 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1948 Leesburg Grove City

Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers
America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.