DAIRYING FOR TOMORROW WINNER RECOGNIZED AT AG PROGRESS DAYS

DAIRYING FOR TOMORROW WINNER RECOGNIZED AT AG PROGRESS DAYS

Mifflintown, Pa., Dairy Farmer Dave Graybill Earns Environmental Honor

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (August 21, 2019) – Dave Graybill of Red Sunset Farm, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, received American Dairy Association North East’s Dairying for Tomorrow environmental stewardship award at Pennsylvania’s Ag Progress Days on August 15. The awards recognize farmers’ production practices in the ADA North East territory that will help sustain the dairy industry now and into the future.

DAIRYING FOR TOMORROW WINNER RECOGNIZED AT AG PROGRESS DAYS
Dave and Marie Graybill accept their Dairying for Tomorrow environmental stewardship award during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15. From left to right are: Cindy Weimer, ADA North East Sr. Vice President, Industry Relations; Doug Harbach, dairy farmer and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program board member; Marie and Dave Graybill; Daniela Roland, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Member Communications Specialist; Cosmo Servidio, Environmental Protection Agency Region III Administrator; and Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary.

“All dairy farmers have a vested interested in protecting the land, air and water, and the Dairying for Tomorrow environmental stewardship award recognizes them for their efforts,” said ADA North East CEO Rick Naczi. “Dairy farmers’ commitment to caring for their cattle and their land ensure a quality product and a sustainable environment for consumers, as well as for their own families.”

Dedicated to protecting and preserving land and water resources, Graybill milks about 60 cows, and farms nearly 400 acres. Because the farm is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, he has incorporated a nutrient management plan that includes composting manure and a manure lagoon; used field and water management practices like no-till, cover crops, contour farming, buffer strips and wildlife habitats; and manages 16 colonies of honeybee pollinators.

The Dairying for Tomorrow Awards are given in three categories: animal care, community outreach and environmental stewardship. Winners for community outreach and animal care will presented at the New York and Maryland state fairs.

For more information about Dairying for Tomorrow, contact program coordinator Callie Curley at [email protected] or by phone at 267.549.0292.

 

DAIRYING FOR TOMORROW WINNER RECOGNIZED AT AG PROGRESS DAYS

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