Dairy Lab Skills Enrichment Workshop 

April 24-25, 2019
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA 

Overview:

This two-day workshop focuses on classroom and hands-on exposure to laboratory methods and procedures including Preventive Controls, Troubleshooting, HTST System Walk Through, Best Practices, Dairy Microbiology, Dairy Chemistry, and Product Sensory Evaluation.

Partners: 

We are pleased to be partnering with Quality Chek' d and Eurofin to host this workshop. 

 Why you should attend:

This workshop will teach you more about Preventative Controls, Laboratory Rules, Improving Milk Quality and Shelf Life. You will have the opportunity to listen to our guest speakers about Dairy Microbiology and Chemistry. Interactive Learning and Proficiency testing included to ensure you retain the materials. 

Hands-on Activities and Site Visits:

  • Fresno State Creamery
  • Fresno State Diagnostics Laboratory 
  • Eurofins Microbiology and Dairy Testing Laboratory
  • Jordan Agricultural Research Center- Sensory Laboratory 

Registration (includes parking pass, course materials, am/pm snacks, lunch):

 Instructors

  • Amanda Moore- Quality Assurance and Food Safety 
  • Dr. Carmen Lincon-Cano, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Fresno State University
  • Chuck Yarris - Quality & Food Safety Director
  • Joelle Mosso- Microbiology Business Unit Manager, Eurofins
  • Ryan Baker-  Business Unit Manager, Eurofins DQCI

 For more information contact:

Susan Pheasant at 559.278.4405 or email spheasant@csufresno.edu 
 


Appraisal Trainings

 
IFA is pleased to partner with the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) to offer a series of appraisal workshops.  These workshops are designed for current appraisers, those who are considering becoming appraisers as well as those who work with appraisals on a regular basis.  
 
Register Online at www.asfmra.org/education/education-calendar OR call the Institute of Food and Agriculture at 559.278.4405 OR email spheasant@csufresno.edu
·         Download Brochure.        
·         Download Registration Form.
 
Registration fees includes parking pass for all days, course materials, am/pm snacks, lunch on exam day only, and CE certificate.
 

APPRAISAL TRAININGS - 2019

ASFMRA

Member

Price

Non-Member

Price

Basic Appraisal Approaches

3 Days / 24 Contact Hours

Excellent refresher CE course; beneficial for practitioners and users of appraisals

May 7-9, 2019  (minimum 10 people to run)

$579

$649

Best Practices for Rural Property Appraisals

1 Day / 8 Contact Hours

Excellent CE course for Appraisers

May 10 subject to revised curriculum being ready (minimum 15 people to run)

$249

$299

Partner: 

We are pleased to be partnering with ASFMRA to host these upcoming workshops. 

For more information contact:

Susan Pheasant at 559.278.4405 or email spheasant@csufresno.edu  
 


Bulldog BBQ Bootcamp 

June 12-14, 2019
Fresno State Meat Science Lab 
Jordan Agricultural Research Center 

Overview:

This workshop allows you to explore BBQing from conception to consumption. Here you will get hands-on demonstrations, carcass fabrication, competition BBQ tips and much more!  

Partners: 

We are pleased to be partnering with a wonderful chef to host this workshops. 

Why you should attend: 

Our workshop features hands-on demonstrations in brisket, chicken, pork, sausage, tri-tip, sauces and dry rubs. 

Registration Fee:

  • $600 

For more information contact:

Dr. John Henson at 559.278.3921 or Dr. Amanda McKeith at 559.728.4331
 

 

HTST Pasteurization Workshop

August 14-15, 2019
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA

Overview:

This two-day Pasteurization Workshop gives participants an overview of the concepts of pasteurization including the time, temperature and pressure relationships of the system. This course covers the individual component’s design and function, fail-safe features, regulatory requirements, sanitation considerations and system integrity issues.

Partners: 

We are pleased to be partnering with Quality Chek'd and Eurofin to host this workshop.

 Why You Should Attend:

Our workshop in High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurization will teach you:
  • Basic Dairy chemistry and microbiology as it relates to pasteurization
  • History of pasteurization and common methods of pasteurization
  • The theory and function of an HTST system and its individual components
  • Legal controls and their requirements.
  • HACCP & Food Safety criteria relating to the Critical Control Point
  • Sanitation basics and cleaning of an HTST system
  • Auxiliary equipment including homogenization and separation

Registration Fee (includes parking pass, course materials, am/pm snacks, lunch):

  • $750 per person*;
  • $100 discount if two or more attendees register from the same plant;
  • Sign up deadline is July 31, 2019   (*After the deadline, the rate is $800 per person)
  • Registration link and flyer (coming soon)

 Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals in Quality Control/Food Safety
  • Operations Management/Plant Superintendents
  • HTST Operators | Plant Engineers
  • Dairy Consultants
  • Individuals with Food Safety oversight and responsibility

 Instructors

  • Chuck Yarris - Quality & Food Safety Director, Dairy Learning Center
  • Dr. Steven Pao, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Fresno State University
  • Dr. Erin Dormedy, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Fresno State University
  • Dr. Carmen Lincon-Cano, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Fresno State University
  • Plus Regional/Local Equipment Specialists
 
 For more information contact:
Susan Pheasant at 559.278.4405 or email spheasant@csufresno.edu