Strategic Plan

The IFTSA Core Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Goals were developed by the IFTSA Board in January 2007.

Core Purpose

Foster the development of future professionals dedicated to the science and technology of food.


As the premiere food science and technology student organization, IFTSA prepares its members for advancement in food related disciplines by providing a community for valuable connections and enhancing professional and technical skills.


Our vision is that IFTSA will cultivate a stimulating and valuable member experience and increase the number of qualified professionals advancing the science and technology of food.


  • Increase organizational recognition and prestige
  • Foster connections
  • Ensure organizational sustainability
  • Provide learning opportunities