November 14, 2014, 9:00-5:30
Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center
1450 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Session topics include: Protecting Your Herd from Disease; The Bad Bugs: Who, How, What, and Where?; In-House Milk Microbiology 101; Keeping Raw Milk Safe and Hygienic; and A View from the Trenches: A Personal Journey Learning about Raw Milk Safety.
Conference registration fees, which include a hot lunch, are $35 for producers licensed to sell raw milk in Pennsylvania, and $70 for all others. More information and registration is available at http://extension.psu.edu/raw-milk, or by calling 877-489-1398 toll free.
The production and sale of raw milk are controversial topics, while at the same time there appears to be a growing interest in raw milk consumption. To help dairy producers, regulators, and other agricultural industry professionals understand rational, science-based food safety principles that can help create a solid foundation for the growing raw-milk movement, the Penn State Veterinary Extension Team and the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) are co-hosting an all-day workshop on November 14th at the Ramada Inn, in State College, PA.
Speakers at the workshop include two of RAWMI’s board members—Dr. Cat Berge and Mark McAfee—as well as raw milk dairy producer Edwin Shank of The Family Cow. Dr. Ernest Hovingh, a veterinarian, field investigator, and researcher at Penn State will also be presenting findings from a recent project conducted with 40 permitted raw milk producers in Pennsylvania.