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The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) will be holding the Certificate in Dairy Processing training program January 9 to March 19. This 10-week hybrid course (in-person and online) is geared towards anyone who needs a clear understanding of basic dairy plant processes, chemistry and equipment.

The program begins with an introductory, in-person course January 9 at Babcock Hall in Madison, Wisconsin. After the introductory session, live-streamed lecture/discussion sessions will be held online each Wednesday at 3-5 pm (CT). The live-streamed sessions use a learning management system that allows interaction between all members of the program. This session will also be recorded for those unable to attend all sessions.

The Certificate in Dairy Processing online course is composed of 10 modules covering important aspects of dairy product manufacturing, such as “Dairy Microbiology and Chemistry,” “Understanding Dairy Ingredients,” “Production of Cheese,” “Food Safety and Sanitation,” and much more. The course meets requirements for those seeking a Wisconsin cheesemaker license.

For more information or to register:

Or contact:

CALS Conference Services

640 Babcock Drive

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-263-1672


The Center for Dairy Research, located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, is dedicated to supporting the U.S. dairy industry through innovative research, technical support, training and education.