Offered annually, the Batch Freezer Workshop is designed to provide attendees with in-depth exposure to the practice of successfully manufacturing premium frozen desserts using batch freezer technology. Lectures will cover fundamental concerns of quality evaluation, flavor selection, and processing procedures.
The Wisconsin Tradition
In 1890, University of Wisconsin-Madison established the first dairy school in the United States. Since then, over 13,000 students have been trained in the various dairy manufacturing short courses. The University of Wisconsin continues to serve as the leader in dairy manufacturing programs for the dairy industry.
An intensive series of lectures and lab, students will learn the fundamentals of beer and brewing. Taste, touch, and smell the ingredients that make beer: hops, malt, barley, and water. With detailed explanation on the steps, equipment, and processes necessary to brew beer, students will be prepared to tackle their first brew. Each student will brew their choice of an American Pale Ale or an English Stout in the Food Science Apps Lab. After hours of hands on instruction, Brewing 101 “graduates” will leave with 1 gallon of wort and the knowledge to continue brewing beer on their own.
The Wisconsin Cleaning and Sanitation Workship is a one-day course covering the basics of cleaning and sanitation chemistry and practice. With speakers from industry and academia, this course is designed to provide a strong overview of Cleaning and Sanitation practices. This course is offered in conjunction with the HACCP short course.
The Applied Dairy Chemistry Course is an intensive two-day course covering the chemistry of milk and milk products as they relate to specific dairy processing and control functions. It will provide a better understanding of the chemical and physical changes taking place during processing and storage of dairy products and how these may impact the overall quality. The course is designed for students that have had high school chemistry.
This annual technical conference is held in Madison in early February.
Use the links to learn more detailed information about the conference
and Wisconsin Dairy Field Representatives Association.
The Ice Cream Makers Short Course is designed to provide attendees with in-depth exposure to the practice of successfully manufacturing quality frozen desserts using modern industry-scale technologies. Lectures will cover fundamental concerns of quality evaluation, manufacturing, and processing procedures.
Held in our dairy processing facilities, the manufacturing sessions will give every participant hands-on experience with standardizing, blending, pasteurizing and freezing. Working in small groups under skilled supervision, attendees will manufacture several hundred gallons of ice cream.
The biannual (January and August) Milk Pasteurization Process Control School focuses on topics such as system design and operation, spoilage and pathogenic microflora, operation and maintenance of equipment and pumps, CIP systems, as well as proper cleaning and sanitation. Registrants are expected to study the materials before attending and to take the exam at the end of the course.