Other Projects


The California Dairy Research Foundation supports a variety of research and science-based educational pre-competitive programs on behalf of California dairy producers to increase demand for California- and U.S.-produced milk and dairy products based on their benefits throughout the entire value chain.

International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) 
The Consortium provides a collaborative, interactive and pre-competitive platform for the scientific community and industry to accelerate the understanding of the biological processes underlying mammalian milk genomics and facilitate the transition of that knowledge into usable commercial benefits for industry. CDRF Supports the IMGC through a major program sponsorship. Read more

The IMGC program publishes an engaging and educational synthesis of the milk science literature for a broader audience through the bi-monthly e-newsletter SPLASH!® milk science update, which highlights the very best articles in various interest areas, and to translate the content of these articles for the non-expert. This publication bridges the gap between researchers and industry and encourages the translation of science findings from bench to product. Read more

Dairy Cares Sustainability Communications Project and
California Dairy Quality Assurance Program Support

This program maintains and increases awareness of dairy sustainability initiatives among opinion leaders and early adopters. This is accomplished through opinion leader outreach, online delivery of sustainability communications, and support of CDRF and the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP). Read more

California Dairy Quality Assurance Program:
Environmental, Animal Care and FMD Outreach

CDQAP provides timely, accurate and science-based educational tools and information on environmental stewardship, FMD disease and animal care to dairy operators. In addition, the program offers 3rd Party Certification programs in Environmental Stewardship. Read more