The Cornell Dairy Executive Program (CDEP) provides a unique, professional educational opportunity in leadership and management principles for progressive dairy producers in New York and across the country. This yearlong program develops the skills that are necessary to run a successful dairy business in individuals who have 5 or more years of dairy experience in a decision making position, and who are committed to a career in the dairy business.
Timely topics in dairy business management are presented by a team of national experts from within and outside of the field of agriculture through three multi-day sessions over a 12-month period. Program content focuses on four different areas within the dairy business: business planning, financial management, human resource management and risk management.
After attending this class you will have developed:
- A comprehensive self-evaluation of your business
- 1- and 5-year strategic business plans
- Leadership and management skills
- A network of dairy executives
- A plan for building business relationships
Applications for the next CDEP class are now being accepted!