Workforce Training

The most comprehensive and well-established training program in the nation

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is a National Apprenticeship registered with the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration. This innovative program consists of full-time paid employment, comprehensive training in all aspects of running a managed grazing dairy operation, and the experience needed to transition to dairy farm business ownership.
4,000 hours over two years for certified Journey Dairy Grazier status
On-the-job training with an approved Master Dairy Grazier
Related online classes through Managed Grazing Innovation Center
Personalized educational support and networking opportunities
Business development and farm succession planning services
Opportunities for equity earning, farm transfer and farm start up
Approved educational vendor for Farm Services Agency
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Skilled people are the key.

An established training curriculum, a depth of knowledge, and a national network of regenerative managed grazing dairy producers makes Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship uniquely qualified to provide the knowledge and marshal resources to make The New Dairy Concept a reality.