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Florida International Dairy Academy

Florida International Dairy Academy


The growing world population and associated increasing demand for animal protein and climate change are major challenges facing the dairy industry worldwide. FIDA is an IFAS educational initiative to address food security through efficient, sustainable, and profitable dairy production. 


  • IFAS is internationally recognized for its cutting-edge dairy research, superior education, and extension programs. Our preeminent dairy faculty are world leaders in nutrition, reproduction, genetics, economics, lactation, forages, dairy health, and milk quality expertise. 
  • IFAS also has unique expertise in subtropical environments that represent the conditions for most cattle globally.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver a world-class educational experience focused on emerging technologies and practices that will enhance the ability of the dairy industry to provide consumers with high-quality milk in an economical, environmentally sustainable, and humane way around the world.