Public hearing on the federal prohibition of whole milk in schools

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Public hearing on the Federal Prohibition of Whole Milk in Schools

9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. – Opening Remarks

Senator Mario M. Scavello, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. – Panel One

Rick Ebert, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau – Testimony

Rob Barley, Chairman, PA Milk Marketing Board – Testimony

Mike Eby, Farmer and PA Farmers Union board member – Testimony
President of National Dairy Producers Organization and Executive Director of Organization for Competitive Markets

Jayne Sebright, Executive Director, Center for Dairy Excellence – Testimony

9:25 a.m.—9:40 a.m. – Questions and Answers                                               

9:40 a.m.—9:55 a.m. – Panel Two

Bernie Morrissey, Chairman, Grassroots PA Dairy Advisory Committee – Testimony

Nelson Troutman, Berks County Dairy Farmer, Started the “97 Milk” Movement – Testimony

Jackie Behr, Volunteer Marketing Manager with “97 Milk” Whole Milk Educational Efforts, also works with dairy farmers in her job at R&J Dairy Consulting – Testimony | Attachment

Sherry Bunting, Ag Journalist, former member of the ELANCO School Board, Originated the 30,000-plus petition seeking to legalize whole milk in schools – Testimony

9:55 a.m.—10:10 a.m. – Questions and Answers

10:10 a.m.—10:20 a.m. – Panel Three

Krista Byler, Food Service Director/District Chef, Union City Area School District – Testimony  | Slides

Christine Ebersole RN, BSN, CSN, School Nurse, Martinsburg –  Testimony |  Attachment 

Tricia Adams, Hoffman Family Farms, School-Involved Parent leads school tours at the farm – Testimony

10:20 a.m.—10:35 a.m. – Questions and Answers

10:35 a.m.  –  Adjournment

Written Testimony

Mike Sensenig – Testimony
Sensenig’s Feed Mill