Short Courses in California

CDIC, in collaboration with its academic partners, schedules short courses throughout the year. These short courses are a unique opportunity for hands-on training and require no pre-requisites. They may be attended by technical and marketing staff, leadership teams, as well as current and future entrepreneurs.

CDIC and its academic partners also schedule annual conferences to showcase innovation, manufacturing, and marketing opportunities.  These conferences are for dairy industry leaders, professionals, associated industries, and professionals in the dairy industry operations, R&D, QA, marketing and regulatory affairs.  It’s a great opportunity to facilitate dialogue, identify new opportunities and resolutions to barriers faced by the industry.

Download a schedule of upcoming 2024 Short Courses (PDF).

On-line Training Hub

On-line training and hybrid courses will soon be available. While we are scaling-up capacity to offer local and regional programs, the following resources will be helpful.

Advanced Cheesemaking

Dairy Product Technology Center, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

July 16 - 17, 2024 A practical, hands-on course on the fundamentals of milk and the cheesemaking processes.  This course will feature manufacture of farmer's cheese, Gouda, Parmesan, and an overview of global cheeses. Registration:   Program: Advanced Cheesemaking Short Course 2024

2025 Dairy Products, Process & Packaging Innovation Conference

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA, United States

SAVE THE DATE! Join industry leaders and learn new ways the dairy industry continues to strive for innovation!  The 2025 conference is scheduled for February 18 - 20, 2025 in beautiful Shell Beach. Program and registration will be available soon.  Check back often.

Training Resources

The California Dairy Innovation Center provides presentation materials from many of our on-line and in-person programming. Please visit our Resources page to download digital copies of program information.