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Dairy farmers, employees invited to “Herds and Her”


Dairy farmers and employees are invited to attend the “Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy” event hosted by Penn State Extension from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Central Milk Testing Laboratory at Penn State’s University Park campus.

The workshop will gather women for an interactive boot camp-style workshop. Participants can gain practical knowledge to enhance their farm operations during this hands-on experience.

Topics will include dairy reproductive anatomy for successful breeding programs, feeding for a healthy rumen to optimize production and components, disease prevention and treatment, and how to handle difficult calving scenarios.

The registration deadline is 11:45 p.m. June 14. This program qualifies for Farmers Assuring Responsible Management or FARM — animal care continuing education.

The registration fee of $50 includes lunch. Northeast Extension Risk Management Education helped fund this event.

More information is available on the Penn State Extension website at

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