Course Logistics


This is a six-week course offered online through Moodle, an online interface that organizes course content by week and can be accessed whenever is convenient to the participant. Each week consists of pre-recorded video lectures to view online and additional supplemental electronic materials that may be downloaded. A weekly live Zoom webinar  with speakers provides an opportunity to ask questions and have further discussion on that week’s topics.  There are no additional required assignments or exams.

To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging in this course. Content should be accessed weekly to avoid falling behind in topics and discussions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon registration, you will receive an email that confirms your registration, payment and any outlines any next steps.  A separate email will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course start date and will provide instructions on accessing course content. 

Start by looking in your spam/junk folder for an email from Cornell Dairy Management/PRO-DAIRY.   To ensure you receive all information related to the course, please add dmconf [at] to your safe sender list.  If you are unable to locate the email, please contact us at the email address above. 

Registering online is the most efficient way to secure your spot in an online course.  If you are having trouble completing registration, contact us at dmconf [at]  or 607-255-4478.  Please note that we are unable to accept payment by credit card over the phone.

You can work through a course on your own schedule, but we recommend devoting 2-3 hour per week to view pre-recorded videos and materials.  Content should be accessed weekly to avoid falling behind in topics and discussions. 

Live Q&A sessions with speakers will take place on Thursdays at 12:00 PM EDT.  Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions prior to the live sessions.  Q&A sessions are recorded and will be available to registered participants through Moodle.

You can work through a course at your own schedule, but access expires 6 months after the course begins.

This course does not require completion of assignments or exams.

This course has been approved for a maximum of 1.8 CEUs from the Cornell School of Continuing Education.   These credits are not transferrable to college transcript.  Certificates are available upon request after viewing all pre-recorded videos.  

This course is also approved for 8 ARPAS CEUs.  Visit ARPAS for more information.

You will need a computer or mobile device with internet access and sound. We recommend that you use a computer with a DSL or cable modem connection, or a mobile device with a fast connection. Satellite connection is also feasible but may be unpredictable when participating in webinars. Zoom offers additional recommendations relative to internet bandwidth

Moodle and Zoom are compatible with most up-to-date browsers. For specific Zoom system requirements, please visit the Zoom Support Center

Supplemental materials are available to download in PDF format.  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

If you experience any issues logging into Moodle, viewing videos, joining Zoom or other technical errors, please contact us at dmconf [at]