Dairy’s Value

The impact of Pennsylvania’s dairy farms goes far beyond the refrigerator. It goes deep into the pockets of Pennsylvania’s economy, to the tune of $14.7 billion in economic revenue annually.

Dairy provides good jobs for the community, green spaces for the environment and locally-produced dairy products for the marketplace. Pennsylvania’s 6,500 dairy farm families bring local revenue to neighboring businesses and support more than 52,000 jobs across the commonwealth.

Next time you drive past a dairy farm, think outside the milk carton and realize how much that farm helps strengthen our state’s bottom line. And, as your community plans to grow, remember to embrace dairy farms as a vital part of that growing community. Learn more.

Lolly Lesher, Way-Har Farms, Bernville, Berks County

Lolly Lesher, Way-Har Farms, Bernville, Berks County

“Dairy farms are an important part of the local fabric of the community. We provide fresh, wholesome milk to our neighbors at an incredible value. They benefit from our recycling, the open space our farms create, and from our stewardship of the land.”