The Center for Dairy Excellence

The Center for Dairy Excellence

With the dairy industry contributing more than 52,000 jobs and $12.6 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy each year, the Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE) provides grants, resources and programming to help dairy farmers remain competitive, successful and financially stable. The decisions a dairy farmer makes today can impact their success in the future.

The Center for Dairy Excellence is a non-profit organization initiated by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in 2004. Bringing together people from more than 40 different dairy organizations in Pennsylvania, the Center’s mission is to enhance the profitability of the dairy industry by empowering people, creating partnerships, and increasing the availability and use of resources.

At the broader industry level, the Center serves as the catalyst developing opportunities and addressing challenges within the state. From ensuring dairy’s voice in the regulatory discussion to shaping the conversation around innovation and reinvestment in the processing sector, the Center is focused on strengthening dairy in Pennsylvania.


Center for Dairy Excellence
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-346-0849
Fax: 717-705-2342