Academic - Ag & Life Sciences

Description

Learn how to identify quality defects in dairy products including milk, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, strawberry yogurt, butter and vanilla ice cream. Intensely train for the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest and for dairy product evaluation in the food industry.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 13
ISU Members 7
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Open to all half-time or full-time students at Iowa State University
Allowed Officers Any club member in good standing with the university and with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
Membership Qualifications Open to all half-time or full-time students at Iowa State University
Membership Restrictions Membership is based upon dues payment, practice session participation, and fundraiser participation. Lack of participation or dues payment will lead to removal from the official club roster.
Elections/Selection Officer Elections are held at the final meeting of the fall semester. Selection is based on paper ballot voting that is overseen by the club president and the advisor
Meetings Wednesdays, 5:30 pm.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Members of the Dairy Products Evaluation Club learn how to identify quality defects in dairy products including milk, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, strawberry yogurt, butter and vanilla ice cream. All club members intensely train for the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest and for dairy product evaluation in the food industry. Each year, up to three highly skilled undergraduate students (plus up to two alternates) and up to two highly skilled graduate students are selected to represent the team at the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. The primary fundraiser for the club is selling cheese curds that are made by the club in the CCUR Pilot Plant within the Food Sciences Building. Various industry tours and community service events do occur during the year as well.

Description of Special Events

All club members intensely train for the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest and for dairy product evaluation in the food industry. Each year, up to three highly skilled undergraduate students (plus up to two alternates) and up to two highly skilled graduate students are selected to represent the team at the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest
August Club meeting and tasting September Club meeting and tasting October Club meeting and tasting November Club meeting and tasting December Club meeting and tasting January Club meeting and tasting February Club meeting and tasting March Club meeting and tasting April two trips to contests, service project