Four $2,000 scholarships are available for students enrolled full-time in a dairy science, food science or agriculture related major, and five $1,000 scholarship for students enrolled full-time in any major. The scholarships are available to any direct family member of a current NDA member.
Additionally, the scholarships are available to NDA corporate member employee’s immediate family member.
Application deadline is June 1. Requirements and applications are available at www.neastda.org
Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow tour set; video available
High school aged students can soon register for the second annual "Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow" tour, planned for Friday, April 11. A bus tour is being planned to travel to the Martinsburg area to tour two innovative and unique dairy operations. The first will be Kulp Family Dairy LLC, owned by the Kulp family, and the second will be DD Drycreek Dairy, owned by the Smiths. For more information, click here.
A new video features the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum that is drawing attention across the nation. The video can be accessed by clicking here.
Still time to register for 2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit
Registrations are still being accepted to the 2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, planned for Feb. 12 - 13 at the Penn Stater in State College, Pa. This year's summit is being held at a new location, with four distinct program tracks offering participants the opportunity to hone in on their particular interest. A hands-on demonstration area, complete with milk culturing, colostrum testing, foot health evaluations and more, will also be part of this year's summit. Always a summit highlight, business showcases on both days will offer a look at the history, management philosophy and best practices of two farm and two non-farm businesses located in the Northeast. Learn more and see the compete brochure.
Pennsylvania farms can still apply for Profit Team, Dairy Decisions Consultant programs
Pennsylvania dairy farm families are encouraged to apply to use either the Dairy Profit Team Program or a Dairy Decisions Consultant to bring better decision-making to your dairy operation. Applications are now available and being accepted to receive funding for the 2014 calendar year. Farms can receive up to $1,500 in funding to establish a profit team or up to $2,000 in funding to establish a transition team. Up to $1,500 is available to use a Dairy Decisions Consultant, which can be used to evaluate options for your farm's future viability. To learn more about the center's on-farm business tools, click here.