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10 New Center for Dairy Excellence curriculum prepares
Sara Kitchen | Communications Intern
Center for Dairy Excellence
www.centerfordairyexcellence.org • Hands-on activities allow students to develop, Unique curriculum, access
build and strengthen skills.
DLT is unique in how the curriculum can
• Upon successful course completion, students be accessed. Teachers can choose to teach
will earn industry-recognized certifications to
the curriculum in the classroom with hard-
move forward in a dairy-related career.
copy materials, or use the online Blackboard
Technology as a student resource. Students
For the dairy industry, DLT provides:
unable to access a high school vocational
• This program provides a dairy-based and
agriculture program can take the class
focused education curriculum.
independently. • It allows students to dive deeper into the
Two curriculum lessons were piloted in 20
dairy industry and further their herd health and
high schools during the 2012/13 academic year,
business management knowledge.
resonating well with students and teachers. Two
For students, DLT offers:
• Stronger dairy business and herd
more courses are being added for the coming
• Program content provides an instructor and a
school year, addressing dairy farm business
foundation of resources, as well as connections management skillsets will prepare students
to hit the ground running in their chosen
management, introduction to the dairy industry,
with other students, to support and encourage
profession. ruminant anatomy and nutrition, and dairy herd
them to pursue a dairy career.
health. To enroll for the 2013/14 academic year or learn more
The curriculum will provide online lessons that
about the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program, visit www.
include informational presentations, worksheets,
centerfordairyexcellence.org and click on to “Students &
interactive activities, videos and modules. A live
Educators” tab, then click on “Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow”. Check
discussion board will provide opportunities to
out the informational podcast to hear more about the program from
ask questions and learn from other students and
the instructor. Students will have opportunities
to participate in a variety of hands-on
experiences, including virtual and live farm and
Upon successful completion of the program,
students will receive one or both of two
industry-recognized coursework certifications.
• Students interested in “Dairy Business
Management” can earn certification
after completing the “Introduction to the
Dairy Industry” and “Dairy Farm Business
• Those interested in “Dairy Herd
Management” can earn certification after
completing the “Ruminant Anatomy &
Physiology” and “Dairy Herd Management”
courses. The DLT program is the cornerstone for the
Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of
Pennsylvania. Sponsorship opportunities are
available for industry organizations to become
involved with the foundation’s youth efforts,
and support young dairy men and women who
want to complete the program.
DAIRY LEADERS OF TOMORROW
As today’s dairy families work to build
sustainable, generational businesses, our future
dairy men and women are sitting in high school
classrooms with a thirst for knowledge. In
2012, Pennsylvania’s Center for Dairy Excellence
Foundation launched a pilot program called
“Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow.” This curriculum-
based program offers the educational
opportunities and hands-on experience to
support and guide them into a successful future.