• Unlock the Potential of the Food Science Community

The Value of Membership It Pays to Be a Member of IFT

Your IFT membership dues are a solid investment in your career, both now and in the future. With the substantial savings and benefits IFT members receive, it's only a matter of time before you completely recoup your membership fee – member benefits are worth over $3,000 annually! It's a small price to pay for such a large investment in your career.

Benefits of Membership


80+ on-demand webcasts


Access to the IFT Salary Survey


8 professional development webcasts for New Professionals


Subscription to Food Technology magazine


CFS application discount


CFS recertification fee discount


IFT annual event registration discounts

Up to $240 in savings

Discounts on Short Courses

Up to $270 in savings

Discounted subscription to the
Journal of Food Science

Up to $713 in savings

Discounts on IFT online courses and webcasts

Up to $100 in savings

Access to our online eCareerMentor program

Exclusive to members

Access to resources and tools developed
specifically for our New Professional members

Exclusive to members

Leadership opportunities

Exclusive to members

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships

Exclusive to student members

JFS author page charges free-to-members


Value In Membership Benefits

Over $3,000

“I need the food science community to help me do my work… and they're all here at IFT.”

Michelle Perchonok
Michele Perchonok