For Dairy Farmers

Visit this page often to keep updated on your local dairy checkoff activities!

District Meetings

Each year, The American Dairy Association North East provides updates on national and local promotion activities at 21 district meetings held throughout the market area. District meetings provide an opportunity for dairy farmers to elect local representatives to serve on the ADANE Board of Directors and ask questions about programs.

View the full schedule: 2017 District Meeting Schedule

Join us for a Driving Dairy Discussions training to learn how to lead positive conversations about tough issues facing our dairy industry.

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All trainings will start at 9 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Trainings will conclude by 2 p.m.

We have four upcoming trainings:

  • October 11, 2016; Harrisburg, Pa.

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

  • October 19, 2016; Williamsport, Pa.

Holiday Inn Williamsport
100 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

  • November 15, 2016; Syracuse, N.Y.
  • November 17, 2016; Eastern Shore of Md.

Please contact Amy Yeiser Leslie at or 410-353-2418 to sign-up. Or click here to learn more.



In February, the dairy farmer leadership of American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program voted unanimously to create American Dairy Association North East, effective March 1, 2016. Learn more here.

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association CEO Named Pennsylvania Distinguished Dairy Woman

The Pennsylvania Distinguished Dairy Woman Award was presented to Patricia (Patty) Purcell, who has dedicated more than 25 years of her professional career to serving dairy farmers throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region through her work in dairy promotion. Learn more here.

Taco Bell Menu Innovation Owes a lot to Dairy CheckoffQuesalupa

Taco Bell’s “Quesalupa” debuted during the Super Bowl on February 7.  Taco Bell announced the latest cheese-friendly food creation with the potential to grow and grow – and you have your checkoff to thank for making it a reality. Learn more here.

Training Now Available on ‘Driving Dairy Discussions’

Have you ever heard someone say something like, “I won’t eat anything with dairy because it’s full of hormones and GMOs,” or “I only drink almond milk because it’s healthier than regular milk?” Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association can help you prepare to have difficult conversations on these topics. Click here to learn more.

Two Programs, ONE GOAL: Selling Milk Through Food Banks

Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks, yet is it rarely donated. Learn more about how dairy checkoff is filling the need here.

Dairy Checkoff Offers New Farm Tour Guide

Farm Tour Guide

Do you host farm tours or have you been thinking about planning one? The new Farm Tour Guide, developed by dairy checkoff, addresses many of the challenges and concerns you may have when planning farm tours and open houses. The guide includes a timeline for planning events, advice on tailoring messaging to your audience and suggested activities for your guests. For a free copy, contact Stephanie Roscinski at




Apply Now for 2017 Dairy Promotion Grants

Looking for a way to add a little flair to your dairy promotion event? Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program offer grants to dairy farmers, dairy promotion committees and dairy princesses to help support grassroots events or projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. Learn more here.

Dairy Checkoff Program Highlights Available

Per capita consumption of dairy has increased more than 80 pounds per person since 1984. Your local dairy checkoff organizations work through a variety of programs at the local and national level to increase sales of milk and other dairy foods. Learn more about the programs that promote milk and dairy on your behalf.

Order ‘Your Milk Comes from a Good Place’ Farm Sign, Clothing Items

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program are pleased to offer “Your Milk Comes from a Good Place” farm signs, free of charge, to dairy farmers in the Mid-Atlantic region. To order your farm sign, ask for item number “111YMFARMSIGN” and click here.

Love the “Your Milk Comes from a Good Place” campaign? Now you can order specialty clothing items with the logo directly from Spartan Promotional Group Check out the order form here. Wear the “Your Milk” logo with pride!”

Dairy Checkoff

dairy_checkoff_works_smLearn more about Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and how we are helping to build demand for milk and dairy products through the dairy checkoff program.