Snider, Nicholson to Keynote Dairy Financial Conference

9/7/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Chuck Nicholson with the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and Gary Snider, a certified agricultural consultant with Farm Credit East, will lead keynote discussions at the Annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Central Penn Business Conference, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, Pa.

The Center for Dairy Excellence is organizing the conference to provide dairy lenders and financial consultants with strategies to help their dairy clients improve profitability.

Donald Kraybill, a professor and senior fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will lead a special opening session on Pennsylvania’s Amish and Dairy Farming.

Snider will discuss the large dairy herd benchmark tool and key performance areas that influence the viability of a dairy farm business. He will also describe what he has learned from working with hundreds of western New York and Northeastern farm families.

Nicholson, considered a leading expert on dairy policy and economic modeling, will close the program with a discussion on how dairy product innovation and changing dairy policy will affect the Northeast dairy industry.

Registration is $55 per person or $40 for someone from an Ally for Advancement organization. Registration information is available at

For more information about the conference, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or info<\@>

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