The most important output of a university is its graduates. This is still true in spite of the recent preoccupation with research and the consequent de-emphasis of teaching by many departments. During the existence of the Dairy Industry Department there were approximately 300 Bachelor of Science graduates and probably 350 or more two-year graduates. These graduates have exerted, and will continue to exert for a long time, a significant influence on the economy of the state. They have been a principal factor in the high degree of development of the dairy industry in California. Their influence has been felt in all area of endeavor: administrative and executive; production; engineering; quality control; regulatory supervision; and teaching and research. The list of the individuals who have made outstanding contributions is an impressive one and to try to name them would be to risk omitting some who were equally as worthy as named.