The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin has put together a jam-packed, informative two-day tour featuring some of Pennyslvania's most progressive dairies. Consider attending the April 11-12 trip through Harrisburg and Lancaster to learn why this area continues to remain in the top 50 counties for U.S. milk production. Click here or on the image at right to see an e-newsletter from PDPW with more details.

Farm visits will include:
• Meadow-Vista Dairy (Click here to read Progressive Dairyman's 2010 article about the Risser family.)
• Walmoore Holsteins (Click here to read an "In your own words" response from owner Walt Moore, and click here to see him explain why he enjoys participating in PDPW's Managers Academy.)
• Mercer Vu Farms (Click here to read herdsman Jason Irwin's thoughts on effective communication with employees at the 1,750-cow dairy.)
• Star Rock Dairy
• Turkey Hill Dairy
• Reich-Dale Farm
• Mason Dixon Farms, Inc.

The tour will also include guest speakers Frank Day of The Hershey Company and John Frey of Pennsylvania's Center for Dairy Excellence. Click here to read Frey's most recent column for Progressive Dairyman's Extra e-newsletter.

Tour attendees will also have the opportunity to tour Gettysburg Battlefield and are encouraged to arrive early or stay later to explore more of the area.


To learn more about the tour, visit the promotional e-newsletter at:, or click here to visit the event page at PDPW's website. PD