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Pennsylvania Dairy Summit goes virtual

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ENGAGING VIRTUALLY: The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit to go virtual on Feb. 8-11, but that doesn’t mean dairy farmers won’t be able to get good information for their businesses.
The dairy conference will be held Feb. 8-11.

The 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit will be held virtually on Feb. 8-11 in response to ongoing public health concerns and limitations around hosting large events in the state.

Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence, the annual conference will utilize a virtual conference platform to ensure the program is robust, accessible, educational, and engaging for dairy producers and allied-industry representatives in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

“Bringing the dairy industry together and sharing innovative ideas is the hallmark of the PA Dairy Summit.” says Jessica Slaymaker, the 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit chairwoman and a dairy farmer from Tioga County. “While we may be emerging together in a different format this year, we have been working to create an experience that is full of practical takeaways, knowledge-sharing, entertainment and, most importantly, a sense of community.

“The theme of the event is about emerging forward and focusing on the future, not the past, in order to find solutions to help our industry advance, adapt, perform and thrive.”

Each day of the summit will be broken into short segments to help dairy professionals balance work responsibilities and conference opportunities. In addition to high-caliber keynote and breakout sessions, the virtual event will offer dynamic and interactive content between sessions each day including networking rooms, entertaining videos, musical performances, a virtual exhibitor hall and more.

“The benefit of a virtual format is we were able to secure an expert lineup of speakers that are not always available for in-person events,” Slaymaker says. “These speakers are bold, forward-thinking and will be available to chat with attendees and answer questions in real time.

“Dairy producers will emerge with a new outlook, fresh ideas and renewed perspectives on the future of dairy.”

To learn more about this year’s virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit and to view sponsorship opportunities, visit Contact the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit business office with questions at 814-355-2467 or email

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