Did you know that IFT has a wide range of learning opportunities from online courses to IFTNEXT Podcasts? Every day brings new innovations, new breakthroughs, and new conversations. Get the latest information and insight here.

Upcoming Regional Courses

Cornell Dairy Extension offers many online or hybrid courses for in 2021. The upcoming course(s) are

Please check the Cornrll Dairy Foods Extension’s 2020 Course Catalogue and certification information here.

Supplier Webinars

WNYIFT is happy to present webinars from the regional suppliers to its members! Please contact WNYIFT board members if you would like WNYIFT to post any webinars on the website.

  • Forever Young: How nostalgic, comforting flavor profiles can make your next innovative product memorable | Virginia Dare

An extension of the nostalgic trend of the past decade, childhood favorites and child-adulthood hybrids are associated with happiness, positive taste memories, and childhood bliss. Learn how to capitalize on this exciting trend from Virginia Dare’s skilled product developers. Learn more.

IFT Supplier Solutions/ IFT Webcast

  • April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT
The Ultimate Cheeseburger: Hook up proteins for the best taste – Live interactive experiment and cooking demonstration (organized by IFT’s Protein Division)
  • April 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • April 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
2021 Top 10 Food Trends. Consumer and food trend experts Liz Sloan and Catherine Adams Hutt will be sharing their collective wisdom and insights on the top 10 food trends for 2021.
  • May 4-5, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET both days.

Time to Kick Start Healthy Eating (collaboration with the IFT and the Department of Food Science, U of Massachusetts, Amherst and partially funded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

  • May 14, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
During this interactive workshop, Dr. Carolyn J. Kroehler, associate director of the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech, will guide attendants through exercises that will help them learn to translate their research for different audiences. Students and professionals alike will benefit from improving their ability to engage public audiences and communicate effectively.

IFT Online courses

Complete these courses in your own time and at your own pace. The timeline for IFT online courses is completely within your control. An ideal solution for busy professionals looking to expand their knowledge and grow their expertise.

Currently scheduled offerings include: 

Upcoming Live IFT Webcasts and Virtual Courses

IFT also posts previous webinars that IFT Premier and Student Members can view for free! You will be able to access archived IFT Webcasts anytime though this link. Add the webinar that you would like to view to your cart. On check out you will be asked to sign-in to your account (the same one used for IFT Connect) and once you sign-in the cost will show as $0. Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of learning from your peers within the industry!

IFTNEXT is a heightened, purpose-driven commitment to bringing provocative ideas and discoveries together to inspire thoughtful, important conversations that challenge conventional approaches with the goal of informing global issues related to the science of food. Check out the latest episodes of Food Disruptors Podcast with this link.

IFT provides continuing education programs that help advance your career, events that will keep you on top of the ever-changing food industry landscape, and resources that contain insights that you immediately apply to your work. For instance, Demystifying Traceability, online Course Developed by IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center, will help you evaluate the effectiveness of your company’s existing traceability plans and/or create new ones.