Welcome to the Volunteer Section of the Institute of Food Technologists

The Volunteer Section IFT is one of 53 regional sections of the IFT organization, a non-profit scientific society with over 17,000 members. Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from manufacturing to retail/consumer goods to research & development and beyond. With professionals in industry and academia, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.

Whether you are a new student or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from being a member of the Volunteer Section IFT. Meetings occur several times throughout the year. Check out the “Events” page for what is coming next! Anyone with an interest in the food industry is welcome to join!

Volunteer Section of IFT Mission Statement:
Our goal is to provide professional development opportunities; share the latest scientific advancements in food technology and foster the next generation of food science professionals. We also exist to develop and maintain strong ties between the food industry, academic leaders and students.