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Florida International Dairy Academy

Florida International Dairy Academy

Enrollment Options

FIDA allows students to enroll in one of two plans so that they can choose the educational experience that is most suitable for their goals and interests.


  • Minimum enrollment – 12 units (at least three core courses)
  • Price per unit is $1,000 (Special Offer for 2022 Cohort: Price per unit is $500)
  • Capstone one-week experience and graduation on UF campus is included
  • Will receive a FIDA industry certificate for completion of the program

Additional courses beyond the required 12 may be taken. Cohorts of students in the diploma program will be enrolled once per year.

Scholarships will be available for the FIDA Professional Program. More information on how to qualify and apply for scholarships will be available upon registration. Join the FIDA email list to receive more information as it becomes available!


Upon completion of online coursework, students may participate in a one-week capstone experience and graduation on UF campus in Gainesville, FL. This will include a Graduation ceremony, meeting the instructors, visiting the UF dairy unit, exposure to current research efforts in dairy science, and visits to commercial dairies in Florida and Georgia. 

· Students are responsible for travel to and from Gainesville, FL and any VISA requirements (if needed). The University will provide an invitation letter for B1/B2 VISA applications
· Lodging, meals, and transportation expenses of students upon arrival in Gainesville are included in the program registration


  • No minimum enrollment required
  • Price per unit is $1,000 (Special Offer for 2022 Students: Price per unit is $500)
  • The student can enroll in individual courses, payment is due one month prior to the start of each course
  • No guarantee of enrollment as a priority will be given to students enrolled in the diploma program

Course Schedule

Course Name:

Course Offered: 

Reproductive Management*

January 17, 2022

Forages in Tropical/ Subtropical Environments

March 1, 2022

Calf and Heifer Management 

April 1, 2022

Ruminant Nutrition* 

April 18, 2022

Welfare and Behavior 

May 1, 2022

Lactation Physiology

June 1, 2022

Business/ Economics

July 1, 2022

Dairy Production Medicine* 

July 18, 2022

Thermal Biology 

August 1, 2022

Vitamins, Minerals, and Additives

September 1, 2022

Milk Quality

October 1, 2022


October 10, 2022

*2 Unit Core Courses

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.