Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow is a program designed specifically to prepare high school students to work in the dairy industry. A three-part model program, Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow offers classroom instruction, on-farm experiences and scholarship opportunities.
Specifically, the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum includes three main courses:
- Introduction to Dairy
- Dairy Herd Management
- Dairy Business Management
Lesson plans and associated resources can be accessed online and downloaded once teachers or students complete the DLT registration. Industry recognized certificates in both Dairy Herd Management and Dairy Business Management are available to students who receive a minimum of 80% on certificate examinations.
Graduating seniors who have been awarded certificates during their high school career are eligible to apply for $3,000 scholarships to assist in their undergraduate endeavors. Educators and instructors who have had at least one student achieve certificates can apply for scholarships for professional development relevant to the dairy industry, agricultural education, or related fields.
Each academic year, two farm tours are held throughout Pennsylvania as well as the newly introduced “Exploration Experiences”. These opportunities are available to all students engaged in the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program or interested in careers within the dairy industry.
Any costs associated with the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program are generously offset through contributions made to the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. All curriculum content of Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow is copy written by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania.
To learn more about the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation and how to contribute to the Foundation, click here. For more information, please contact the Center Foundation at 717-346-0849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.