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. Spring Semester and Fall Semester are 12 weeks. Summer Session offers a condensed version of select classes for 6 weeks. All classes combine independent study with synchronous educational opportunities as well as one-on-one support from MGIC School Director, Jamie Washburn. (Certificate courses are required for and transferable to the Apprenticeship.)
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.
MGIC 2022-2023 Academic Calendar
FALL TERM October 3 to December 23, 2022
September 19 · Fall registration opens
September 30 · Last day to enroll in Fall Term
October 3 · Classes begin
November 24 and 25 · No class (no class on Thanksgiving or the following Friday)
December 23 · End of Fall Term
Check back for Spring and Summer Session Dates 2023