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Enrollment for the Spring Semester session (February - April 2024) has closed.

The Fall Semester will kick off September 1 with registration opening July 1. 

ADPI's annual online training/education course that provides a comprehensive, 360 degree view of the dairy ingredients and products sector. Participants receive 36 hours of instructional content from dairy ingredient subject matter experts split into three Modules.

*NEW for 2024: Semesters! DI360 will be offered twice in its entirety in 2024 - once in the spring and once in the fall. Course content, hours, and high-quality instructors all remain the same, and the course will now be available in an on-demand format, featuring quizzes on content and live Q&A sessions with instructors at the end of each module. Click on each Module to learn more!

The spring 2024 semester will take place as noted below, and the fall 2024 semester will take place September - November.

Module 1: Origin, Composition, Processes, Basic Properties

February 2024 | Live Q&A on February 28

Module 2: Functionality, Use & Product Applications

March 2024 | Live Q&A on March 27

Module 3: Addressing a Competitive Marketplace

April 2024 | Live Q&A on April 24

Course Objectives

I.  Define and describe composition, manufacturing processes, supply, demand and basic properties of dairy ingredients from milk and whey.

II.   Compare and contrast the functional properties of dairy ingredients and explain the factors which can affect their performance (value) in food applications.

III.  Assess the competitive marketplace for dairy ingredients and potential importance of consumer issues on dairy ingredients.

IV.  Assemble resources that can be used to address questions about production, marketing and application of dairy ingredients.


Expected Learning Outcomes

Successfully mastering the course learning goals will allow you to make better decisions in your workplace,  provide better customer service, and manage future challenges in the dairy ingredients sector.  A working knowledge of the course material will also be a foundation for continuous learning and smarter use of the wide array of resources that are available about dairy ingredients.

Who Benefits from DI360?

There is no prior dairy experience required to attend the DI360 Training Course. Employees from any of the following categories are invited to sign-up to learn about the industry and dairy ingredients, and to learn from top subject matter experts on relevant topics.

  • Sales or Customer Service
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement
  • Quality & Assurance/Regulatory/Technical
  • Food Safety
  • Operations
  • Product Developers/Application Specialists
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Finance & Accounting