Cornell Dairy Executive Program: Join Progressive Dairy Executives from across the US in a unique dairy business leadership and management program

The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is accepting applications for its latest class, to begin in December 2019. This unique educational opportunity, organized by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, is a professional educational program in leadership and management principles for progressive dairy executives and agriservice personnel. CDEP focuses on increasing a manager’s ability to run a successful dairy business and enhancing understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. Participants will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead their dairy business into the future.

Timely topics in dairy business management are presented by a team of national experts from within and outside of the field of agriculture in two multi-day sessions. Participants can expect to develop 1- and 5-year strategic business plans through a comprehensive self-evaluation of their business, while building a network of dairy executives and business relationships. All sessions take place at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. A typical day includes presentations, individual study, small group discussions and roundtable discussions with faculty.

Detailed information, including an application, can be found online at or by contacting Heather Darrow, Conference Coordinator at (607) 255-4478 or Class size is limited to 30 participants – register TODAY! Registration deadline is October 15. An early bird discount is offered for applications received by September 1.



Support of developing management personnel skills and experiences through CDEP is provided by: Ag Choice Farm Credit, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Pioneer, Dairy Farmers of America, Farm Credit East, and Zoetis.

PRO-DAIRY positively impacts New York’s dairy industry. Through its research, discussion groups, educational programs, financial analysis, website, publications and personal contacts, the Cornell University-based program reaches thousands of dairy professionals annually. PRO-DAIRY specialists have made a positive impact on the technical knowledge, management skills and economic strength of the New York State’s dairy industry since 1988.



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