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Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence

The Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence connects the over 100 faculty and staff at Cornell with expertise in the dairy industry. These faculty and staff engage in research, extension outreach and teaching and come from departments across the university. The goals of the DCOE include facilitating research collaboration, enhancing the visibility of dairy expertise at Cornell, and improving teaching and the dairy education experience for both students and stakeholders, within and beyond our land-grant colleges.


Cornell Dairy Plant Co-Op

A Cornell Dairy Plant Co-Op membership allows you to have special pricing on Cornell Dairy products while supporting the Cornell Community. A LIFETIME membership is only $15!! This gets you a discounted rate on products and a special Cornell Dairy insulated bag. Read more
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Connect with a DCOE Fellow

Jefferson Tester

Biological and Environmental Engineering Read more

Paul Virkler

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences Read more

Rick Watters

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences Read more
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News & Videos

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy, June 13, 2017

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell-led study in the journal Bioresource Technology. Read more

Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply, June 23, 2017

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe. Read more

Atkinson’s Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects, June 9, 2017

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with a record 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world’s greatest sustainability challenges Read more

At Dairy Center of Excellence event, milk is champ

For most of us, milk is our first food, containing everything a growing mammal needs. Those nutritional benefits should be harnessed beyond infancy and into every stage of life, according to the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence, which held its second annual symposium, “Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage,” May 16. Read more
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