A limited number of scholarships are available to CA students for the Short Courses; please contact vlagrange@cdic.net for more information.

May 14 – 15, 2024 – Advanced Unit Operations & “Dairy Economics”:  A 2-day short course with expert lecturers and pilot plant demonstrations.

For program: CalPoly Unit Operations Program May 2024

For course registration: Cal Poly Unit Operations Registration

May 30, 2024 – Dairy Foods Technology 101:  Free to California Processors and entrepreneurs, California faculty and students in food science/dairy science, agribusiness, packaging and related fields.  To register, send your name, title, company name and phone number to:  nvanbuskirk@cmab.net

For program: Dairy 101 Novato May 30 Course Description and Schedule

June 20 – 21, 2024 – Yogurts, Fermented Milks & Probiotic Dairy Products:  A 1-1/2 day course about health benefits, trends and product innovation.

For program:Yogurts and Fermented Milks June 2024 PROGRAM

July 16 – 17, 2024 – Advanced Cheesemaking:  A 2-day Short Course with expert lecturers and hands-on experience in CalPoly’s creamery.

For course registration:  https://calpoly.irisregistration.com/Site/CP-Dairy-July-2024

For program information: Advanced Cheesemaking Short Course 2024 _DRAFT Program 01 26 2024

September 12, 2024:  Innovation Workshop, Fresno State University.  A one day CA conference on innovation in the dairy industry.  Organized by Pacific Coast Coalition, California Dairy Innovation Center and California Milk Advisory Board.  

October 8 – 9, 2024:  Hispanic, Italian & Mediterranean Cheeses, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo CA

December 4 – 6, 2024:  Tharp and Young on Ice Cream, Chapman University, Orange, CA

For a full schedule of 2024 Short Courses & Conferences: CDIC Training Events 2024

Continue to check back as registration and course programs are added throughout the year.