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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. 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 dairy plants, regulatory agencies, workforce development agencies and suppliers to educate a future workforce for the dairy foods manufacturing industry.

The Dairy Foods Processing Specialists also work with start-up companies. Harvest New York connects companies with technical and business resources and helps companies understand key considerations before entering the dairy business. These include providing insight into regulatory requirements, plant operations, understanding market dynamics, and emerging market trends.





Cornell's Dairy Foods Extension Team

Last Modified: May 24, 2021
Cornell's Dairy Foods Extension Team

Dairy Processing Specialists work directly with Cornell's campus-based Dairy Foods Extension team. This collaboration fosters direct communication with industry stakeholders and keeps Cornell's dairy research team aware of current and relevant industry needs.


Top 3 Considerations for Starting a Value-Added Dairy Business

Last Modified: February 28, 2018
Top 3 Considerations for Starting a Value-Added Dairy Business

One of the first questions often asked when an individual is considering adding value to their milk is, "How much capital investment it is going to take to start a project like this?" While this is a critical question when starting a business, many people do not consider the other hidden costs associated with actually operating a value-added dairy business. Food safety is a topic that new processors don't typically think about in the beginning. Here are our top 3 things to consider when looking into value-added dairy processing.


New York Dairy Industry Infographic

Last Modified: February 1, 2018
New York Dairy Industry Infographic

New York's dairy industry is impressive! This infographic shows shares info on New York's national production rankings, dairy processing plants, economic impact of the industry in the state, and much more!




Upcoming Events

2022 Field to Pint Tour

October 19, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Harvest NY, The Cornell Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County on a full day "Field to Pint Tour" in Columbia and Green Counties. The tour will provide the opportunity to meet local farmers, producers, and end users who contribute to the craft beverage industry in the Hudson Valley and New York. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the final tour stop, Subversive Brewing.

You must be 21or older to attend this event.
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NYC Fungus Festival

October 23, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
New York, NY

Like New Yorkers, fungi are fascinating, surprising, diverse and interconnected. That's why the New York Mycological Society is celebrating them at New York City's very first Fungus Festival on Randall's Island! This free community event welcomes mushroom-curious amateurs and experts of all ages!
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