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Dairy Food Processing

Dairy Food ProcessingNew York State is #1 in the production of yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese and is also #4 in total cheese production. Throughout the past five years, there has been tremendous growth in the numbers of companies coming to New York State to manufacture dairy products as a result of the high quality milk supply, proximity to markets and state-level and extension support that is given to the dairy manufacturing industry.

Dairy Food Manufacturing also employs well over 8,000 people in New York State. Additionally, for every job created by dairy food manufacturers, an additional 5.6 jobs are created indirectly (i.e. through vendors, contractors, et cetra). With the growth and projected growth in dairy foods manufacturing, developing a workforce is essential to sustainability. The Dairy Foods Processing Specialists works with regulatory agencies, workforce development agencies and suppliers to educate a future workforce for the dairy foods manufacturing industry.

Additionally, the Dairy Foods Processing Specialists works with start-up companies to understand market dynamics and upscale products to begin manufacturing their product in New York State. 






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Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Most Recent Dairy Food Processing Content

Harvest NY Team Members are Delivering Dairy Processing Training

Last Modified: June 9, 2016
Harvest NY Team Members are Delivering Dairy Processing Training

Harvest NY team members are helping to coordinate and deliver training in Basic Dairy Science and Sanitation, Food Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food, The Science of Yogurt and Fermented Dairy Products, Advanced Fluid Milk Processing, and Vat Pasteurization.

Training Programs for Dairy Food Manufacturers

Last Modified: March 23, 2016
Training Programs for Dairy Food Manufacturers

The Cornell Dairy Food Certification program is meant to improve knowledge for the workforce through various short courses. This training program combines the dairy foods expertise of Cornell, regulatory agencies and industry vendors.

NY Loves Food Industry

Last Modified: March 8, 2015
NY Loves Food Industry

New York Loves Food Industry is a resource that showcases New York's major food processors, academic and research institutions and supplier resources. With these maps, it is obvious that New York State is a great place for your food business.




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Upcoming Events

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and Harvest New York present Artisan Cheeses of Western New York. Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese-making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.
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Cured Meats Workshop

May 31 - June 1, 2017

Ithaca, NY

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 
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Announcements

Alternative Markets for Malting Barley

What will you do if the malting barley you've grown does not meet the specs of your maltster? Plan ahead for an alternative market for rejected barley. This can help minimize economic losses if the crop is rejected based on grain quality 

Harvest NY, together with CCE Erie County, has put together an informative flyer about Malting Barley Alternative Markets. The publication covers market opportunities for rejected barley and potential buyers. Read more...

Upcoming Beef, Lamb, and Pork Processing Workshops

Harvest New York, in collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill, is offering workshops for animal producers on Beef, Lamb and Pork processing to maximize profit! Read more...

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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