Pennsylvania dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey is being honored at the 2017 World Dairy Expo as this year’s Dairy Woman of the Year.
Marilyn and her husband live about an hour west of Philadelphia on his family’s dairy farm, just 40 minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay. They milk 850 registered Holsteins. Hershey also serves as Vice Chair of Dairy Management, Inc. She says trust continues to be a focus for the checkoff board.
“Trust is a huge thing we’ve focused on and I think that’s one of the huge differences I’ve seen since I came on the board six years ago. Seeing how important and how critical it is that we show consumers, we give them that element of trust so that they know they can trust us. And it is really important,” says Hershey.
The latest effort is the “Undeniably Dairy” campaign, which is a collaboration of the dairy checkoff, as well as other organizations and businesses across the dairy industry.
Listen to Jamie’s interview with Marilyn Hershey here:Marilyn Hershey, DMI