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CDEP Program Information

Class 14 dates

Exec 1: December 8 - 12, 2019
Exec 2: February 23– 27, 2020

Session Times

With a fully-packed agenda and the importance of group interaction to the program, participants are expected to spend the entire time at the conference center, including overnight lodging.

Presentations begin on Sunday afternoon and conclude on Thursday by 3:30 p.m.

Class Size

Class size is limited to 30 people to maximize small group interactions and peer to peer learning.  Qualified applicants will be selected in the order which applications are received and notified on the 1st of the month following the date the application was received.

Program Fee

Please visit the Application and Fees page for detailed information.


The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is held at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus.  Nestled amidst the picturesque gorges and eclectic architecture of Cornell University, The Statler Hotel blends dignified Ivy League ambiance with the bustling energy of campus life. Experience the unique character of this elegant hotel. You will be welcomed by passionate, ambitious students from Cornell’s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration, working alongside seasoned hospitality professionals. Overlooking the gorgeous Finger Lakes countryside – only minutes from colorful downtown Ithaca – the hotel offers visitors a truly unique lodging experience.

The program fee includes lodging expenses for on each of the main days of the program.  Additional nights of lodging prior to the first day of the program or on the evening of the last day are the responsibility of the participant. All lodging reservations will be handled by our office. If double accommodations are desired, please contact us.

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 * Farm Credit East * Pioneer * Zoetis

Additional support is provided by DAIRYBUSINESSTM - The Future of Dairy