Summit Future Dairy Leader Scholarships Available

12/5/2012

Future dairy leaders are encouraged to apply for a scholarship opportunity to attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, held February 6-7, 2013, at the Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster County. The annual event offers the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge dairy technology and production practices, while networking with the nearly 500 dairy producers and industry representatives who attend.
 
Offered by the Center for Dairy Excellence and Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, the scholarship will cover $75 of the $100 summit registration and any associated hotel expenses. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and the scholarship recipient will be responsible for the remaining $25 summit registration fee.
 
Applicants must operate a dairy farm, be employed on a dairy farm or be enrolled in an agricultural degree program in a college or trade school. They must be between the ages of 17 and 25 on February 1, 2012, and be a resident of Pennsylvania, or enrolled in an agricultural degree program in a Pennsylvania college or trade school.
 
Applications can be found online at www.padairysummit.org or by calling the center at 717-346-0849. Applications and registration fee should be sent to Emily Yeiser, Center for Dairy Excellence, 2301 North Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110, or emailed to eyeiser@centerfordairyexcellence.org by January 15, 2013, to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by email by January 21, 2013.
 
The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is hosted jointly by the center and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania. Supporting partners include the Penn State Extension Dairy Team and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. For complete details on the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, visit www.padairysummit.org.
 
More details about the scholarship opportunity can be found at both www.padairysummit.org or at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org. Click on "Educator," then on "Scholarships."