History

The Experimental Institute for Fodder Crops

The origin of the Experimental Institute for Fodder Crops (Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture Foraggere) dates back to 1923, when a group of local institutions headed by the Consortium for Farm Services (Consorzio Agrario) of Piacenza and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture established in Lodi the Grassland Experimental Station (Stazione Sperimentale di Praticoltura).

The Experimental Institute for Dairy Products

The origin of the Experimental Institute for Dairy Products (Istituto Sperimentale Lattiero-Caseario, ISLC) dates back to 1871, when it was established by Royal decree to join together science and practical cheese-making skills. In 1923 the Institute bought a farm to carry out research in the whole filer from milk to cheese.

The Experimental Institute for Dairy Livestock

The Experimental Institute for Dairy Livestock originated from the Istituto Sperimentale Agrario Cremonese-Fondazione G. Robbiani (agricultural Experimental Institute of Cremona – Institution G. Robbiani) established, in Cremona on 29 October 1922, thanks to the contribution of different local subjects concerned with progress and social welfare in agriculture.