Program Application & Fees
Thank you for your interest in the Cornell Dairy Executive Program.
We seek to enroll well-rounded individuals with the following characteristics:
- Inspired to achieve excellence through personal growth
- Have 5 or more years of dairy experience in a decision making position
- Motivated to improve business management skills to lead a dairy business into the future
- Appreciate the value of networking with other producers and industry leaders
Class size is limited to 30 people to maximize small group interactions and peer to peer learning. Qualified applicants will be selected in the order which applications are received.
Complete the online application or download a PDF version here. Acceptation into the program will not be considered final until registrant receives confirmation of acceptance in the program.
Program and Application Fees
Total program cost: $6,300
Deposit: $500 (minimum) due at the time of application
The program fee is paid in two installmentsof $3150 each. If applicant is accepted into the program, the deposit is applied to the first payment of program fee. After September 30, 2012, the first payment of program fee is due upon application.
The first payment is due by November 15, 2012 and the second payment is due by February 1, 2013. The application fee ($500) will be applied to the first payment.
The program fee includes all meals, refreshment breaks, lodging, parking, speaker fees, and program materials for Sunday – Thursday of each of the 3 program sessions.
The program fee does NOT include additional nights of lodging (Sunday – Wednesday nights are included), expenses associated with traveling to and from the facility, expenses for recreational facilities, nightly entertainment and other personal incidental expenses.
Upon acceptance into the program, the $500 deposit becomes non-refundable. If an applicant is not suited for the program, applicant will receive a refund of the $500 deposit in a reasonable amount of time by the method in which payment was submitted.
In the event that applicant is unable to attend the program, notification of withdrawal from the program must be submitted in writing by October 19, 2012 to qualify for a 100% refund of any payments made, less $500 deposit. Cancellations received after October 19, 2012 but before November 20, 2012 will qualify for a 25% refund of any payments made, less $500 deposit, due to expenses that the program cannot recover.
If withdrawal from the program occurs after the Exec 1 session is completed, no refund of the first payment or deposit will be given. If participant will not attend the Exec 3 session after the Exec 2 session is completed, the participant will receive a refund of 25% of the second installment.
Substitutions may be made up to two weeks before the start of the Exec 1 program, subject to the approval of the program director. Any substitutions hereafter should be discussed directly with the program director.
Believing that the most important asset on the farm is the management personnel and their skills and experiences, the following companies provide key support for CDEP:
Cargill Animal Nutrition * Dairylea/DFA * Elanco Animal Health * Farm Credit East
Genex Cooperative, Inc. * Land O' Lakes, Inc. * Pfizer Animal Health * Pioneer Hi-Bred International