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What is the value of an IFT membership?

As an IFT member, you have valuable resources at your fingertips, including webcasts, salary information, workshops and course discounts. Learn about all the benefits and value of membership right here!

What is the value of an OVIFT membership?

Beyond what IFT can provide, as a member of OVIFT, you will meet colleagues in the local area, expand your professional network, be exposed to new techniques and trends in the food industry, gather and share information and enhance your leadership skills. You will have access to our newsletter filled with interesting facts about the global and local food industry, member profiles and more. Priceless!

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Premier Membership

Premier Early Career Membership

Networking and Engagement Membership

International Joint Membership

Emeritus Status

Student Membership


Nominate a Member for the 2017 Harris Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Harris Award.

The purpose of the Harris Award at The Ohio State University is to celebrate excellence in food science, food technology or related disciplines. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium plus all travel expenses to interact with the faculty, staff and students of Ohio State. The annual Harris Award Celebration will highlight an address by the winner on the Columbus campus at a time most convenient for the awardee. Since 2004, The Ohio State University has recognized and celebrated excellence in and contributions to the discipline of food science with what can only be described as an incredibly impressive group of recipients who have outstanding careers in both industry and academia. Click here for a full list of past awardees.


The 2017 nomination is now open. Please see the link below to submit a nomination.


Please welcome our newest members!

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We are always looking for volunteers in any capacity.

Please contact OVIFT at if you are interested. We would love to have you!