Welcome to the Ohio Valley Section of the Institute of Food Technologists

OVIFT is one of 51 regional sections of the IFT organization, a non-profit scientific society with 22,000 members. Our members represent all areas of the food industry, from packaging to manufacturing to research & development and beyond. With professionals in industry, academia and government, we strive to promote all aspects of food technology.


 Whether you are a new student or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from Printbeing a member of OVIFT.  Meetings occur several times throughout the year (check out the Events page) for fun and informative evenings with outstanding speakers and tours.  These events provide you with the opportunity to network, be active in your local area and enjoy gourmet cuisine.

                           Anyone with an interest in the food industry is welcome to join!


Join us and raise money for a Good Cause!!

On Memorial Day, May 25th, please join OVIFT in the Freestore Foodbank’s Hunger Walk and 5K Run. The race takes place in downtown Cincinnati and is sure to be a fun race. And it will be even more fun if you and your friends and family race with us!

OVIFT helping our local FoodBanks is a perfect fit with our membership goals. Our team name is OVIFT and our team goal will be to raise $800!

Please sign up by registering here. If you register before May 15th, the cost per individual is $15 or $20 if you would like a Walk T-shirt.

Looking forward to seeing you there!