Farm Tours

2018 Fall Farm Tour Details

What: The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania hosts annual day-long farm tours to give high school students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of modern working dairy farms while showcasing careers within the dairy industry as well as agricultural technologies used to help improve today’s farming practices. High school students and agricultural educators are invited to attend the tour though registration is required.

When: Friday, October 5th, 2018 – ALL DAY

Where: Central Pennsylvania, Penn State

Details: The tour will begin at the Pennsylvania State University dairy Barns, with a chance to chat with grad students who are pursuing an education in the dairy industry, providing insight to decisions they made to create their career path in dairy. After lunch at the Penn State Berkey Creamery and a short tour of the facility, the day will continue to the Paul Dotterer & Sons Inc. Farm in Mill Hall, PA, owned and operated by Paul and Candice Dotterer. During both tours of the dairy facilities, students will hear from industry representatives who will share information about their role on the dairy farm, as well as introduce them to the several careers that are available within the dairy industry.

Registration: Teachers and students must register for the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour by September 21

Two bus pick-up locations will be established close to the end of registration. These bus pick-up locations will be where you meet up with other classes to head to Penn State as a group. 

Questions about the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Fall Farm Tour or the Exploration Experiences can be directed to the Center for Dairy Excellence by phone at 717-346-0849 or via email at