About Managed Grazing Innovation Center
Managed Grazing Innovation Center (MGIC)
is an online school that is open to everyone and does not require participation in the Apprenticeship. Classes are intended to enhance the knowledge base of students, and are designed for planning purposes as well as for practical application on working farms. Students may take individual classes and/or complete all six within five years to earn a
Managed Grazing Dairy Certificate.
MGIC classes are one credit (36 hours) and cost $250 each.
MGIC was developed with funding support from a 2017 Educational Enhancement Team grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and a 2021 grant from OPPE-USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (The 2501 Program).
MGIC 2023-24 Academic Calendar
FALL Semester 2023
September 11 · Fall registration opens
September 25 · Classes begin
December 15 · End of Fall Term
SPRING Semester 2024
January 2 · Spring registration opens
January 15 · Classes begin
April 5 · End of Spring Term
SUMMER Session 2024
June 24 · Summer registration opens
July 8 · Classes begin
August 16 · End of Summer Term
FALL Semester 2024
September 9 · Fall registration opens
September 23 · Classes begin
December 13 · End of Fall Term