The Daily Item
HARRISBURG — Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities have been announced for the 2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, being held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pa., on Feb. 12-13. Hosted annually by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence, the PA Dairy Summit brings in more than 500 dairy producers and other industry enthusiasts for two days of learning and networking.
The Penn Stater Conference Hotel is expected to draw even more new attendees from the central and western parts of the state. Changes are also being made to the layout and format of the summit, with exhibits spread throughout the conference center to catch more traffic between settings. More programming has been added for the crop and forage side of the operations, and new data will be made available that may have profound implications for early life management of calves and heifers.
Among the new program elements is the “Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Forage Analysis Competition,” which will give Pennsylvania dairy producers and other crop growers the opportunity to submit their corn silage, haylage and cool season grass samples to compete for monetary prizes. The competition will be part of a new “Forage Management Track,” which will be offered as one of four program tracks in 2014. The other three program tracks include a “Young Entrepreneur Track,” “High Production Track,” and “Technology & Innovation Track.”
This year’s dairy producer showcases include Sciopio Springs Dairy and the Cayuga Marketing Group in New York, presented by Jon Gilbert and Bill Morgan, and Star Rock Farms in Conestoga, Pa., presented by Rob and Tom Barley. More program details are available at www.padairysummit.org.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for group functions, featured presentations and breakout topics during the program. Companies can also elect to be exhibitors in the event, with the trade show a highlight of the summit. For complete information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, visit www.padairysummit.org and click on “Sponsors and Exhibitors.”
For more information about Summit Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities, contact the Summit Office toll free at (814) 355-2467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.