The “30th Annual Wayne County Dairy Day/Ag Day” is scheduled for Monday, February 18th, from about 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m, at the Honesdale High School, Terrace Street, in Honesdale.


The “30th Annual Wayne County Dairy Day/Ag Day” is scheduled for Monday, February 18th, from about 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m, at the Honesdale High School, Terrace Street, in Honesdale.
This year’s event will feature the normal timely dairy industry-related information and new technology to area dairy farm families.  In addition, different livestock, forestry agronomic, vegetable, general agriculture and agriculture information groups, associations and research and promotion groups have been invited to exhibit and participate and to inform people involved in the dairy and agriculture businesses in Wayne County and Pennsylvania.
Exhibitors and participants in this year’s “Dairy Day/Ag Day” will have an opportunity to present this important information through displays, exhibits, informal talks, demonstrations and one-on-one conversations.
This year’s “Dairy Day/Ag Day” will once again feature the popular “Ask the Experts!” forum where attendees can converse and gather information from participants in a one-on-one format!
Scheduled to participate in this part of “Dairy Day/Ag Day” are:  “4-H Gets Your Motor Runnin’”, Kim C. Mikulak, Wayne County 4-H Program Coordinator, Wayne County Cooperative Extension, “Is Your Farm Earning Extra Income For You and Your Family?”, John Berry, Extension Educator/Ag Marketing, Lehigh County Cooperative Extension, Allentown, PA, “Use of Farm Manure In 2008 Wayne County Cropping Systems”, Dave Messersmith, Extension Educator – Agronomy, Wayne County Cooperative Extension, “Growing Berries In Northeastern Penn-sylvania”, John Esslinger, Ex-tension Educator/ Agriculture-Commercial Horticulture, Lackawanna County Coop-erative Ex-tension, Scranton, Pa, “Solar, Wind and Biodiesel Energy Systems For Homes and Farms”, Rich Brinkman, Rich Brinkman’s Alternative Energy Supplies, Hamlin, PA, “Wells, Water Testing and West Nile Virus Program”, Pat Mohn, Wayne County Coop-erative Extension and Wayne County West Nile Virus Program and “Addressing Effective Fiber Utilization In Dairy Cattle Rations”, Janet Deken Smith, Dairy Farm Consultant, Cargill Animal Nutrition.
The “Wayne County Dairy Promotion Committee” will be at the “Dairy Day/Ag Day”.  The “2007-2008 Wayne County Dairy Princess, Alternate Dairy Princess, Dairy Maids and Dairy Ambassadors” will have their promotional materials and educational displays available for all attendees to observe and enjoy.
Also, some health testing and screenings for farm workers and families, will be offered by the Wayne County Office – Pennsylvania Department of Health, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Wayne Memorial Hospital Health Services, and the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.
The popular milk, cheese, ice cream and specialty meats bars will be set-up near the exhibit area courtesy of area dairy producers, dairies, ice cream manufacturers, meat processors and the “Dairy Day/Ag Day” exhibitors, participants and supporters.
Door prizes, supported by the “2008 Wayne County Dairy Day/Ag Day” Planning Com-mittee and exhibitors, participants and supporters, will be awarded throughout the day.
A buffet lunch, prepared by “The Red Schoolhouse” staff, will also be served to all dairy and agriculture farm families courtesy of the “2008 Wayne County Dairy Day/Ag Day” exhibitors, participants and supporters.
For additional information about the “2008 Wayne County Dairy Day/Ag Day,” please contact Ed Pruss at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension by dialing (570)253-5970, extension 4110, by fax at:  (570)253-9478 or via email atedp4@psu.edu.
For inquiries about participating in the “2008 Wayne County Dairy/Ag Day” as an exhibitor, a participant or as a supporter, please contact Ed Pruss at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension at the above listed telephone, fax or email information.