Plans are to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to expand production at the Fresno State Creamery and to increase the knowledge and skills of the students who will be part of tomorrow’s dairy and food workforce. Paid internships are planned for graduate and undergraduate students, and the development of regional conferences, workshops, webinars and short courses that students and faculty can participate in. The program will also provide outreach and technical assistance to dairy businesses. Another component of the project is establishing an institute for ethnic and specialty dairy product development to create new dairy — and culturally diverse — products to meet the evolving trends of the region.