Steve Murphy is a Sr. Extension Associate with the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, where he has been employed for over 30 years. Steve began his career as a laboratory technician performing research in dairy microbiology, chemistry and quality. He joined the Dairy Extension program in 1991 and worked his way into the Sr. Extension Associate position where he coordinates, develops and participates in extension based programs covering milk and dairy product testing, quality and safety. One of Steve’s primary responsibilities is with the Voluntary Shelf-Life Program (VSL) under the Milk Quality Improvement Project, an extension based program funded by NYS dairy farmers. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology (1979) and a Masters degree in Food Science (1997), both from Cornell.
Steve has been an official judge for the NY State Fair Dairy Products Competition for over 15 years. he is an active member of the New York State Association for Food Protection (NYSAFP), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and the Dairy Practices Council (DPC), serves as an academic advisor on the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments’ (NCIMS) Laboratory and HACCP Implementation Committees.