With more than 20 dynamic sessions on real-time issues affecting dairy producers in all types of production, you now have access to on-demand recordings from the 2023 PA Dairy Summit. Watch back your favorite sessions, or check out the ones you couldn't make during the event. Share the recordings with your dairy team!
Thank you to our 2023 sponsorsfor making these sessions possible for the more than 400 people who attended the Dairy Summit.
Watch Our Keynote Sessions The five keynote sessions are available as video recordings. Click on the images or links below to watch each session.
During this keynote session at the 2023 PA Dairy Summit, hear Andy’s insight on how to stop being stubborn with each other and start being stubborn with the critical habits that make a farm successful.
Andy Junkin was born and raised a dairy farmer in Bobcaygeon, Canada. After walking away from his family’s dairy barn in 2007, he has been obsessed with figuring out how to help stubborn farmers work better together. He opened his office in Ontario in 2010 and married a Midwestern farm girl in 2019. He is widely recognized as an expert on farm succession and farm debt turnarounds, having written five books on the topic, spoken in 14 states/provinces, and having helped farmers in 22 states/provinces.
From sustainability and nutrient management to high-quality genetics and cheese processing, hear how Ideal Dairy Farms has diversified their family business and built new partnerships during this 2023 PA Dairy Summit keynote session. Click here to follow along with their slides.
Ideal Dairy Farms, owned and operated by the Dickinson and Getty Families, started selling milk by the dipper, door to door, around 1908. Ideal Dairy packaged and sold their milk to local communities until 1987. Today, they care for their herd of registered Holsteins including 1,900 heifers and 3,200 mature cows, producing 210,000 pounds (24,000 gallons) of milk per day. To support the nutritional needs of the herd, they operate 4,500 acres in Washington and Warren counties of New York. They remain committed to the production of quality milk, using superior genetics, a focus founded with the onset of Ideal’s slogan “Where Quality and Service Meet.”
Until it happens, it is hard to imagine what a highly contagious outbreak in your animal population can do to your family business. In this 2023 PA Dairy Summit keynote panel discussion, hear from Dr. David Wolfgang, Byron Shaffer, and Jennifer Reed-Harry who share what Pennsylvania’s poultry industry wish they had known when AI hit -- and what they are doing to never let it happen again. Click here to follow along with their slides.
Dr. David Wolfgang is the State Veterinarian and Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services at Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Byron Shaffer has worked at Kreider Farms for 22 years, including the last 12 as Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. Kreider Farms is one of the oldest and largest dairy farms and egg producers in the state of Pennsylvania. Jennifer Reed-Harry has been following environmental regulations and legislation for the past 20+ years with a watchful eye for how it will impact the livelihood of Pennsylvania farmers and agribusiness. Jennifer joined PennAg Industries Association in 2009 and works on issues related to environmental regulations and legislation, transportation, workforce labor; as well as serves as a registered lobbyist.
Now in its third generation, DelGrosso Foods has taken its place among the most highly-regarded producers of fine sauces anywhere. During this 2023 PA Dairy Summit keynote session, hear what Joe DelGrosso has learned about food production and running a successful family business that spans decades. Click here to follow along with his slides.
Joe DelGrosso is a lifelong resident of Blair County and a second-generation member of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and DelGrosso Foods Family, where he began work at a young age. Joe took a permanent position at DelGrosso Foods in 1979 and has since led the company’s rapid growth and development where he now serves as president. Joe, his mother, and brother were personally presented with a “Small Business of the Year” award by President Bill Clinton at a White House Oval Office ceremony in 2000. Joe has appeared on numerous national and regional TV shows, including the Food Network and NBC’s Today show.
During this 2023 PA Dairy Summit keynote session, hear lessons learned from Sam’s combat experience on leadership, teamsmanship, detecting abnormal/normal behavior, and enriching life through intentional, unforgettable moments. Click here to follow along with his slides.
Sam Barringer – Col Leon “Sam” Barringer – retired from the Air Force in September 2021. His 34-year career includes time as the Commander, 302nd ASTS, Peterson AFB, CO. He was responsible for overseeing the mission of deploying medical personnel to provide command, surgical support, aeromedical evacuation, nursing and specialty functions along with mental health triage and traumatic stress management, critical care expertise and surgical and dental support, and initial environmental and disease assessments. Sam is a rancher and large animal veterinarian consultant in the civilian sector.