PA Center for Dairy Excellence Announces Open House, Tours


        Dates, times and locations have been announced for "Open House and Dairy Tours" hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in Lebanon and Blair counties this summer. Each event will feature a tour of the farm, a look at the dairy's best management practices and recent innovations on the farm, and a review of programs available from the center.

        "We are pleased this year to showcase two dairy operations that symbolize transformation and succession in Pennsylvania's dairy industry," said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. "Both farm families have taken steps to prepare for future success in dairy and are working to achieve their business goals."

        Both events are free and will be held from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with a picnic-style lunch.

        Dates and locations:
  • Thursday, June 28, at Ryan and Jen Clark's dairy operation, 318 Crawford Road, Tyrone, Blair County.
  • Friday, July 6, at Reed and Diane Hoover's dairy operation, 400 Mount Wilson Road, Lebanon, Lebanon County.
        More details about the "Open House and Dairy Tours" will be available in the coming weeks. Both events are open to anyone within the local dairy community, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Participation is free, but pre-registration is requested by calling 717-346-0849.  For more information about the events, visit and look under "Upcoming Events."