2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

February 8-11, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit! If you registered for the Summit, you can access on-demand recordings:
  • Log in to the conference platform. Visit www.PADairySummit2021.com.
  • Click “Log in” in the top right.
  • Enter the email address you registered with.
  • Enter password: playback.
  • Once you’re on the Dashboard, scroll down until you see the gray box that says “On-Demand Access.”
  • Below the gray box, you’ll see a list of all the recordings. Click on the session title to watch the recording. Click on the “plus” sign on the right to add different videos to your queue/playlist.
  • If you have any questions, email info@padairysummit.org. You have until May 11, 2021 to watch the sessions back.
During the four-day event on February 8-11, let’s emerge together into this new chapter and find solutions to help our industry advance, adapt, perform, and thrive. With an expert line-up of dynamic speakers, opportunities to get a virtual look at different dairy operations, and other exciting networking opportunities, the virtual Dairy Summit is designed to bring the industry together as we look to the future.

What to Expect:
  • Immersive, easy-to-navigate virtual conference platform
  • Dynamic keynote speakers
  • In-depth breakout sessions on broad industry, herd management, people management, and financial management topics
  • Bonus breakout sessions with actionable lessons and hands-on skills
  • Live chats with keynote speakers
  • Behind-the-scenes videos and tours of dairy operations
  • Exciting networking opportunities
  • Door prizes and interactive activities
  • Live music and entertaining videos
  • Virtual expo hall
  • On-demand access for three months following the event
  • Special offers from sponsors included with your registration

Program and Schedule

We know farm life is busy, so each day of the Dairy Summit is broken into short segments to help you balance work and professional development. Additional content, speaker chats, bonus sessions, entertainment, and networking opportunities will occur between sessions each day. While we encourage you to attend the Summit live to take advantage of speaker Q&As, door prizes and networking, all conference videos will be available to watch on demand for three months following the event. View the full program descriptions and learn more about keynote speakers.

Full Program and Schedule

Pre-show entertainment is scheduled every morning before the first session starts, so make sure you plan to sign on early!

Monday, February 8:

  • Summit Welcome and Day One Intro 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Dr. David Kohl, Keynote Speaker  10-11 a.m.
  • Q&A with Dr. Kohl 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 1: How to Host a Virtual Farm Tour with American Dairy Association North East 
    — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 2: 2020 Farmer Survey and Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) Highlights with Penn State  — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: Integrating Beef into Your Dairy Business — 1-2 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: Business Divorce: Preparation for Partner Buy-Outs and Sell-Outs — 1-2 p.m.
  • An Inspirational Evening Chat with Chuck Carr 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9:

  • Day Two Intro 9:45 a.m.
  • Producer Showcase & Virtual Farm Tour: Webb Family, Heglar Creek Dairy, Keynote Speaker  10-11 a.m.
  • Q&A with Webb Family and Team 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 1: We're in the News - Preparing for Media Interviews with American Dairy Association North East — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 2: Corn Silage Trial with Dr. Chris Canale and Alex Hristov from Penn State — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: Factors to Drive Dairy Profitability — 1-2 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: Navigating Family Business Dynamics and Governance — 1-2 p.m.
  • Young Professionals Networking Chat 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10:

  • Day Three Intro 9:45 a.m.
  • Lee Rubin, Keynote Speaker  10-11 a.m.
  • Q&A with Lee Rubin 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 1: Talking the Talk - How to Communicate with Consumers with American Dairy Association North East — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Bonus Breakout Session 2: Keeping a Check on Dairy Replacement Costs with Penn State — 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: What Has Dairy Checkoff Done for You Lately? — 1-2 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: Maximizing Components to Enhance Your Bottom Line — 1-2 p.m.
  • Cheese Tasting with Sue Miller 6-7 p.m.
  • Evening Chat: What Recent Political Upheaval Could Mean for Dairy with Paul Bleiberg (NMPF), Alan Novak (PDMP), and Mike Oscar (NDFC) — 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 11:
  • Day Four Intro 9:45 a.m.
  • Tara Vander Dussen (New Mexico Milkmaid), Keynote Speaker  10-11 a.m.
  • Q&A with Tara Vander Dussen 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Closing and Summit Wrap-Up 11:40 a.m.


Multiple registration options are available for the 2021 virtual Dairy Summit. Click here to register online or download a PDF registration form to mail back to the address below.

*NOTE: Registration will close on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. If you try to register after it has been closed, please email info@padairysummit.org and we can get you set up. While we cannot guarantee how quickly you will receive access to the conference content if you miss the registration cut-off, we will do our best. You will also have access to all conference sessions and video recordings for 90 days following the event. Click here to register online. Call 814-355-2467 if you are having issues registering.


  • PA Dairy Producer — $100
  • Out-of-State Dairy Producer — $125
  • Non-Producer — $175
  • College Classrooms/Clubs $100
  • College Dairy Students and Young Professionals (Age 17-25)*$25
    *Must attend Tuesday evening's Young Professionals Chat


Have questions? Email info@padairysummit.org for more information about the virtual event.


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