5.1 Educational Resources
Dairy Farm Planning
This site covers a wide range of topics for the dairy producer. Topics include animal management, community relations, construction planning, nutrient management planning, and permitting, among others.
Resources for and about the Dairy Industry
A variety of articles related to dairy business and production.
Organic Dairy Production System Topics
Articles addressing organic dairying.
Raw Milk Regulations
For those desiring to sell raw milk within PA, this facts sheet provides an overview of the necessary requirements, including permitting.
Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Website for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, offered by the University of Wisconsin. From the website – “The school has been designed to provide the opportunity for motivated individuals to educate themselves about pasture-based dairy and livestock farming. We offer our specialized training through traditional classroom activities, hands-on internships, and farm tours of pasture-based farms managed by successful graduates and mentors. We strongly emphasize the business and financial planning knowledge required to run a successful farm business.”
Dairy Farming Today
Includes farmer spotlights, dairy facts, new technologies, and a dairy dictionary.
Milk Production Statistics
Information from the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service covering cow numbers and production.