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Research Project: Pennsylvania’s Dairy Agriculture Working Group

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 8070-13000-014-18-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 15, 2017
End Date: Jul 14, 2019

Quantify the economic, technology, resource and environmental costs and benefits of alternative dairy production strategies on small farms in PA.

ARS and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) will work with dairy farmers within PASA's network to obtain farm specific data to characterize the range of dairy systems found on small farms in Pennsylvania. These data will be used to ground truth USDA Economic Research Service statistics and to perform simulation modeling using the Integrated Farm System Model. Several workshops will be held to recruit farmers and to share results from the study.