Win-win’ collaborative event aims to support struggling dairy farms, help Centre County residents
The dairy industry is no stranger to financial strain, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused “sharp drops” in an already struggling field, a Penn State professor said.
But Tuesday, in what Associate Professor of Dairy Science Lisa Holden called a “win-win” event, local agencies were able to help Centre County families in need and support the dairy industry by giving away 675 half gallons of milk.
The preliminary event to gauge interest — held at the Nittany Mall — was organized in part by the State College Food Bank, Vale Wood Farms, the State College Downtown Rotary, Penn State Extension, the Centre County Farm Bureau and Namdar Realty Group.
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