The Basic Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse and the Advanced Dairy Nutrition and Management Shortcourse are conducted in opposite years as a collaboration between Cornell University and Miner Institute with additional invited course faculty from other universities. 

The next Basic Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse will be hosted in June 2023.


  • Forage Production and Silage Management
  • Carbohydrates, Protein and Amino Acids, and Fat and Fatty Acids
  • Calf and Heifer Nutrition
  • Environmental Aspects of Dairy Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Milk Components
  • Transition Cow Nutrition and Management

Full course outline

Instructors from Cornell University and Miner Institute all have extensive experience working in their topic areas and engaging with dairy industry professionals.

Who should attend

This course is designed primarily for beginning nutritionists and allied industry professionals seeking a more comprehensive foundation or a refresher in the principles of dairy cattle nutrition and their application in the field.  Participants who have enjoyed this course in-person at Miner Institute in the past include recently hired nutritionists for feed companies and consulting groups, sales and technical services representatives for vendor companies in the feed and animal health industries, extension professionals, graduate students, veterinarians, and veterinary students. 

On-Demand Course

In 2021, we offered this course for the first time in an online, virtual format with weekly opportunities for live interaction with the speakers for the week. The on-demand format includes access to 14 hours of pre-recorded content and supplemental materials. 

Purchase on-demand course

This course has been approved for up to 14 ARPAS CEUs and 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Cornell School of Continuing Education.

For More Information

Registration assistance

Heather Darrow, Conference Coordinator
Phone: (607) 255-4478
Email: hh96 [at] (subject: Advanced%20Dairy%20Nutrition%20Shortcourse)

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If accommodations are needed to participate or fully access content, please contact Heather Darrow at hh96 [at]