workshop is designed for cow, goat and sheep producers who want to consider
on-farm milk processing.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. – June is Dairy Month, and
Hal Pepper, a financial analysis specialist with University of Tennessee
Extension, reminds dairy producers that proper business planning and
understanding costs of production are always important considerations for successful
“Dairy farmers who know their costs and understand their financial position are
better able to evaluate value-added opportunities,” Pepper said.
August, Pepper along with David Bilderback, Eric Goan and Peter Krawczel, all
from UT Extension, will present a five-hour workshop designed to help dairy
farmers learn about calculating milk production costs and assessing the costs and
opportunities associated with on-farm milk processing. “Taking a Look at
Value-Added Dairy Opportunities” will present information about these business
related to hygiene, health and productivity
impact of an on-farm processing enterprise on a dairy farmer’s financial
for value-added dairy products
● costs associated with on-farm processing of milk into products like fluid milk, yogurt and cheese
● design of on-farm processing plant layout and costs of equipment.
a Look at Value-Added Dairy Opportunities” will be held in Knoxville on August
5, but participants must pre-registration by July 29 to attend. The
workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. EDT.
is no fee to attend the workshop; however, pre-registration is required as
space is limited. A meal is included. Pre-registration information is
available on the website for the UT
Center for Profitable Agriculture. You may also contact Nancy Austin at the
UT Department of Food Science and Technology by phone, 865-974-7717, or by
“Taking a Look at Value-Added Dairy Opportunities” workshop was developed by
the UT Center for Profitable Agriculture through funding provided by the
Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a joint effort of University of
Tennessee Extension and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. UT Extension provides
a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute
of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers
educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the
state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to
improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and
Hal Pepper, Center for Profitable Agriculture, 931-486-2777, firstname.lastname@example.org