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Dairy Executive Program

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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!

ALSO IN THIS SECTION:

Believing that the most important asset on the farm is the management personnel and their skills and experiences, the following companies provide key support for CDEP:

Ag Choice Farm Credit * Cargill Animal Nutrition * Dairy Farmers of America * Dupont Pioneer * Farm Credit EastZoetis

 

Additional support is provided by media partners:

DairyBusiness Communications