Real-Life Visits to Pennsylvania Dairy Farms

The Dairy Excellence Foundation hosts annual day-long farm tours to give high school students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of modern working dairy farms. These dairy farm visits showcase careers within the dairy industry as well as modern agricultural technologies used to help improve today’s farming practices.

2022 DLT Farm Tour

Offered both in-person and virtually, the day-long event will give high school students in grades 9 – 12 a firsthand look at Pennsylvania dairy farms and exposure to different careers available within the dairy industry. Students will meet farmers, veterinarians, professors, and industry professionals from two dairy farms and one veterinary center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Students and educators can ask questions about today’s dairy farming practices and career opportunities.

DLT Chester County Farm Tour
Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshak Dairy, New Bolton Center, and Walmoore Holsteins
Cost: FREE (Transportation will be provided.)

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 60 STUDENTS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.

Registration is now open.

2021 DLT Farm Tour

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 96 students and 8 educators spent the day experiencing dairy and careers. Offered both in-person and virtually, participants toured Four-Zag Hill Farm, Berwick and Whitenight Family Farm, Orangeville both in Columbia County, PA. They learned about careers such as dairy producer, veterinarian, crop insurance agent, ag engineer, nutritionist, extension agent, and financial consultant. In between dairy farms, participants traveled to Milkhouse Creamery, Drums in Luzerne County to tour the facility and learn about milk processing and ice cream making as careers.

Photos from 2021 DLT Farm Tour:

2021 DLT In-Person Tour Participants at Whitenight Family Farm in Orangeville, PA
2021 DLT In-Person Farm Tour participants were treated to lunch, ice cream, and a tour of the Milkhouse Creamery in Drums, Luzerne County, PA.

Questions and More Information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michelle Shearer at mshearer@centerfordairyexcellence.org or 570-768-8316.