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The DPTC Outreach Program is designed to provide educational programs that insure industry personnel are receiving the necessary continuing education to insure an effective, motivated and productive workforce (managers, supervisors, marketers, maintenance, sales, operators, etc.) in our nation's dairy processing facilities.

In addition, specialized technical programs like the annual Dairy Ingredients Symposia provide a blend of new technology and marketing information to insure our industry remains at the forefront of innovation in dairy ingredients processing. The attendees gain valuable information that they can immediately apply to better do their specific job assignments. The producers benefit by knowing that a better educated workforce leads to improved quality and value during handling and processing their milk.

16th Annual Dairy Science and Technology Basics for the Farmstead/Artisan Cheesemaker
Basics of quality cheese manufacture with emphasis on artisan/farmstead cheese manufacture. Includes 1 day of hands-on cheese making activities, cheese sensory evaluation, and other considerations in starting a small scale cheese making business.
Location: Cal Poly Dairy Products Technology Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Event Dates: Sept. 9-12, 2014
Registration Date TBD
Enrollment maximum: limited to first 40 registrants.
Registration Amounts: $725 (by August 22) $795 after August 22.

26th Annual Cheese Short Course I
Designed to teach each participant the basic scientific information and practical skills needed to understand and manufacture cheese. (includes 1 day of hands-on cheese making)
Location: Cal Poly Dairy Products Technology Center, San Luis Obispo, CA  
March 18-21, 2014: $675

16th Annual Dairy Ingredients Symposium
Designed to provide an overview and update on the latest trends and issues in the marketing, science, manufacturing technology and application of dairy ingredients, including whey-derived and milk-derived concentrates and powders.
Location: The Cliff's Resort, Shell Beach, CA
Date: March 26-27, 2014: $545