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Hands-on Learning and Training


Cornell University is passionate about its Land Grant Mission and has a strong heritage of outreach and education in New York State, the nation, and the world.

Building upon this tradition, CIFS-IPP strives to enhance the skill set of today’s workforce by developing workshops and seminars on critical technical topics that support a broad array of stakeholders, including employees of our CIFS-IPP member companies. Additionally, we respond directly to industry needs by offering custom, on-site training as well as hands-on experience in Cornell’s many laboratories.

Member Benefits

CIFS-IPP members may send employees to over 50 existing programs, trainings, and workshops covering a range of topics:

  • Enology                 
  • Dairy Processing & Safety
  • Viticulture          
  • Fruit, Vegetable, and Juice Processing and Safety
  • Beer & Brewing
  • Food Safety

CIFS-IPP members receive early announcements for workshops as well as easier access for planning custom, on-site training at member facilities.  Also, exclusively available through CIFS-IPP, members can spend a day in a Cornell lab learning new and cutting-edge techniques.


Silver Partner

Gold Partner

Five CIFS-IPP seats held for early registration to Cornell Cooperative Extension Workshops (specific programs)* X X
Coordination of On-site Training at member facility (at a discounted fee)   X
Spend a day in a Cornell University laboratory to learn a new technique   X

*These benefits are shared among the entire CIFS-IPP membership rather than per member company. Benefits awarded on a first-come, first served basis.