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Program Information

Class 14 dates

Exec 1: 8 - 12, 2019
Exec 2: February 24– 27, 2020
Exec 3: December 7–10, 2020
Applications will be accepted beginning in April 2019.

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.

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.

Exec 1 presentations begin on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday.  Exec 2 and 3 presentations begin at 2:15 p.m. on Monday and conclude by 3:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Program Fee

Please visit the Application and Fees page for detailed information.


The Cornell Dairy Executive Program will be 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. Delight in the upscale accommodations and service you would expect from a first-class hotel. Overlooking the gorgeous Finger Lakes countryside – only minutes from colorful downtown Ithaca – the hotel  offers visitors a truly unique lodging experience.

Located in the heart of the campus, The Statler Hotel is an easy stroll to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, McGraw Tower, the Fall Creek Gorge, and Sage Chapel.  The hotel is also just a short drive from downtown Ithaca, Cayuga Lake wineries, the Finger Lakes region and Watkins Glen International Speedway and only 10 minutes from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, with complimentary shuttle service available.

Hotel rooms offer captivating views of the Cornell University campus and rolling Upstate New York countryside and beyond. Amenities included in all rooms include wireless high speed internet access, 37-inch, energy-efficient lcd televisions, Four Seasons’ bedding, in-room electronic safe, Keurig coffee makers featuring Organic Fair-Trade Green Mountain Coffee, luxury aveda bath amenities, and refrigerator

At night, drift off to a restful slumber on a plush Four Seasons’ mattress with luxurious linens and a custom design Cornell throw. In the morning, prepare yourself a cup of freshly brewed organic fair-trade Green Mountain coffee or Harney International tea. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, our well-appointed room selections feature luxury amenities you would expect from a world-class hotel.  A complimentary shuttle service to and from the Tompkins County Regional Airport and Ithaca bus station, room service, Taverna Banfi, a full-service signature restaurant. 24-hour fitness center, on-site copy and business services , lobby business kiosks, complimentary internet access, and on-site Cornell gift shop are all available to you during your stay.  More information on The Statler Hotel can be found at

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Cornell University to actively support equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap.



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 East * Zoetis


Additional support is provided by media partners:

California Dairy Magazine

DAIRYBUSINESSTM - The Future of Dairy

Progressive Dairyman