Membership of the Society is open to anyone who either works at production, processing or marketing levels in the dairy industry, or is engaged in dairy/food education and/or research, or is a supplier of inputs or services to the dairy industry, or works in environmental health, retailing, consultancy or an appropriate local or national Government department.

If you work in any of these, or related, areas, then membership of the SDT should be most beneficial to you in pursuing your particular career - especially as a key source of specialist information in Dairy Science & Technology.

Comments from members on what Society membership means to them:

“I joined our society so I could meet like-minded professionals who share the same passion and interest in dairy technology as I. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience that members are eager to share and it’s fantastic to be in a thriving and growing organisation.”

“I have found being a member of our society personally rewarding as it is has provided me with professional recognition of my achievements within the dairy industry. Combined with this, membership provides an invaluable opportunity for continuous professional development.”

To apply for membership, simply complete the Membership Application Form online and pay by credit card or PayPal.  If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, BACS, or cheque download the forms and email them to the office along with payment. However, if you wish to pay by Direct Debit please complete the Direct Debit Instruction Form, and post to the Society.  Only original copies are accepted by banks so it is imperative that this is posted to the Society at Elmete Lodge, 1 Anvil Close, Tibberton, Shropshire, TF10 8PT. Please contact the office for further information if necessary, using the email address shown.

Your application will be acknowledged, indicating that it will be submitted for ratification at the next Council meeting of the Society. These are held quarterly in February, May, August and November of each year. Subsequently, you will be notified of your election, together with details of your nearest Regional area.

Support of your membership application by two existing members is required by the Society's Constitution and Rules. However, Council has the power to nominate for election at any general meeting applicants unable to comply with this requirement. Hence, an application should still be submitted, even if the applicant does not personally know any Society members at the time of application.

Current SDT Membership Subscription Rates
Membership Category Payment
Full Membership Annual Payment of £60
Retired Membership Annual payment of £30
Full Life Membership One-off payment of £520
Retired Life Membership One-off payment of £150
Student Membership Annual payment of £18