Happy National Dairy Month!

Happy National Dairy Month!

Many Pennsylvanians do not realize what a vital role dairy farmers play in our state – not only in terms of providing products, services, and jobs for our citizens but also the significant contribution the industry makes to the general financial well-being of the Commonwealth.

I want to send a special shout out to Turner Dairy Farms in Penn Hills which last spring, at the start of the pandemic, celebrated its 90th anniversary but because of COVID concerns, there could be no public recognition of this momentous occasion. Ironically, Charles Turner, Sr. dropped out of high school to help deliver milk for his father during the great influenza pandemic of 1918. On April 10, 1930, he moved out to the country (Penn Hills) to start his own dairy in the heart of the Great Depression and the rest is history.

Today still family-owned and operated, Turner’s is an icon in Penn Hills. They consistently receive national awards for their milk that far exceeds every industry standard; they are a major employer in the area and of special note, they are one of the most philanthropic businesses I have ever had the pleasure with which to be affiliated.

Especially during National Dairy Month, it is my honor to say thank you Turner’s for staying a very rocky course last year, and here’s to many more happy anniversaries!