Introduction to Value-Added Dairy

In this online course, learn about producing dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese. Apply marketing and financial tools to make profitable decisions.
Introduction to Value-Added Dairy - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 5
Length: 3 hours
Language: English

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Introduction to Value-Added Dairy is designed for dairy producers exploring farmstead or artisan dairy production. Using videos, readings, and knowledge check questions you'll learn about the wide array of value-added dairy products that can be produced on-farm, and how to choose the best product(s) for your facility using the market research process. Market research includes understanding dairy product trends, customer demographics, and product demand.

In order to build a successful value-added dairy business, proper equipment and financial resources are a must. This asynchronous, self-paced course will show you what resources you need, and will provide you some financial tools that will help you make a decision that's right for your dairy.
Who is this for?
  • Entrepreneurial dairy product producers (including sheep, goat and cow dairies), who are interested in producing value-added products, such as cheese, butter and yogurt
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • define value-added
  • outline the range of value-added product choices that can be produced
  • create a resource inventory
  • use different financial analysis tools to assess profit potential


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