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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Now Offering Online Programs
USAgNet - 08/22/2019

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship launched a new online platform designed to showcase Master farms and attract more qualified candidates to the Apprenticeship opportunities. The nonprofit group has a federally recognized National Apprenticeship in managed-grazing dairy production.

A 'Featured Farms' section on the DGA website now offers visitors and potential Apprentices a view of farms approved as training sites. Linked job openings, which appear on a new public 'Job Board,' provide a description of the position, qualification requirements, and compensation available for an Apprentice.

"DGA partners with grazing dairies of all sizes with a wide variety of business models as Apprenticeship employers," says Director Joseph Tomandl, III. "As the program grows and expands, we find that diversity in the dairy industry is a strength that needs to be accommodated and perpetuated."

The group's 175 approved training farms come in all shapes and sizes, certified organic or conventional, seasonal or year round, with or without on-farm processing. The Masters themselves bring diverse motivations for their involvement.

Initiated in Wisconsin in 2010, DGA has brought on partners in the Northeast, Great Lakes Region, and Midwest to administer the program and deliver services to participants in about a dozen different states.

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