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Dairy Products Innovation Conference

September 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

$80 – $190
Pacific Coast Coalition


September 7, 2023


Fresno State – Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology


Industry $190, Academia $125, Students $80.



For more information on tabletops, posters and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Luz Mendoza: luzmendoza@mail.fresnostate.edu


8:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 Opening (Fresno State Representatives)
9:15 Why Innovation? Market opportunities for the California dairy sector (CMAB Representative)
9:45 What consumers want – 2023 health and wellness landscape study (M. Buerk, Dairy Management Inc.)
10:30 Break and poster session
11:00 The role of sensory sciences in driving innovation (Dr. M. Drake, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center)

Noon Lunch and poster session

1:00 Integrating sustainability, nutrition and innovation (D. Mullinax, California Dairy Research Foundation)
Omega 3 milk, cream and butter – research and case study (Dr. C. Licon, Fresno State)
1:30 Coffee, tea and milk drinks – Innovation gaps (L. Hoang/ A. Prakash, Chapman University)
1:50 Product innovation showcase & student competitions (hosted by J. Margolis, CMAB, and DMI representatives) Presentations by student teams from Fresno State, CalPoly, Oregon State)
3:15 Break and product tasting
3:30 Process Innovation Spotlight – High Pressure Technology (Youngstown Representatives)
3:50 Workforce Development and Training/Internships Opportunities

  • CalPoly, Chapman University, Oregon State Panel
  • Industry Panel

5:00 Networking reception at Fresno State Winery
7:00 Adjourn

Who should attend?

Professionals in the dairy products processing sector, entrepreneurs, product development and operations personnel, suppliers to the industry, community college and university students in food science, nutrition, biological sciences, engineering. No prerequisites. Cost: Industry $190, Academia $125, Students $80.

Program co-organized with CMAB/CDIC, with partial funding and contributions from Dairy Management Inc., CMAB, and the Pacific Coast Coalition-Dairy Business Innovation Initiative USDA, AMS grants AM21DBICA1007 and AM22DBICA1012. Funding for the PCC-DBII is made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grants. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA. Program is subject to change, June 2023.


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September 7, 2023
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
$80 – $190
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