California Dairy Quality Assurance Program
The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) is a collaborative partnership between the dairy industry, academia, and others to promote the health of consumers, the health of the environment, and the health and welfare of dairy animals. The program is funded by the California Dairy Research Foundation.
The CDQAP provides educational workshops and assistance focusing on the components of public health (farm security and food safety), animal care and environmental stewardship. The program also provides third-party certification in Environmental Stewardship through its on-farm evaluation and certification program.
Food Safety and Farm Security
Reference materials at your fingertips!
The CDQAP Reference Binders series offers detailed reference materials including updates and timelines to support California dairy Farmers achieve and maintain current regulatory compliance. Binders contain region-specific materials, additional resources, and example and usable forms to continue to support our farmers in real time. Select your Binder below.
Air Quality Curriculum I & II Reference Binder
Central Valley Water Quality-WDR Reference Binder
Animal Care: F.A.R.M. Program Reference Binder
North Coast RB1 Water Quality Reference Binder
San Francisco Bay RB2 Water Quality Reference Binder
CDQAP Online Courses, Tools, Webinars, and Workshops
CDQAP ONLINE COURSES, TOOLS, Webinars and Workshops: California dairy producers can access CDQAP online materials by contacting us at email@example.com or by using the form below.
The CDQAP and California dairy producers have had a positive impact.
Dairy producers who have attended CDQAP educational programs better understand regulatory requirements, industry best management practices, and scientifically-sound options for protecting air and water quality as well as implementing best animal care practices and farm security and food safety planning. CDQAP certified dairies perform better in regulatory inspections.
With nearly 800 California dairies certified as leaders in environmental stewardship, consumers are assured that their dairy products come from farms that diligently work to reduce their environmental impact, demonstrate the best animal care practices and provide healthy, safe, nutrient-dense dairy products for their families.