Participate Apprentice

Participate Apprentice

Are you serious about dairy farming? We're looking for motivated candidates.

GAIN knowledge and experience within a structured program of support under the guidance of an experienced dairy grazier.

DEVELOP skills that will prepare you for positions in management, partnerships, and farm ownership.

RECEIVE professional financial analysis and business planning support.

EXPLORE new models of investment, equity building, and farm transfer.

ACHIEVE your dream of becoming an advanced manager or independent farm business owner and help shape the future of the dairy industry.


It's easy to get started!

To apply, review intructions below and then click on the APPLY button:

1) Register for a DGA account

  • Fill in contact information
  • Select notifcation option (text or email)
  • Create password and confirm account

2) Complete the Apprentice Application Process

  • Confirm program and residency requirments
  • Describe your education, experience, and goals
  • Select location(s) and position type (Apprentice or Pre-Apprenticeship Intern)
  • Secondary contact (optional)
  • Submit your Apprentice Application

3) Receive Welcome email from DGA

  • Read information about the program
  • Add info@dga-national.org to your email contacts
  • Download attached procedure document

4) Masters are responsible for hiring an Apprentice and may

  • Receive notice of your application
  • Contact you directly or send message through website
  • Make their profile available to Apprentice applicants

5) Sign In to the DGA website any time to

  • Search for Masters with an available profile
  • Answer messages from Masters and DGA Staff
  • Update your profile or change settings

Questions about Apprentice application process?
Contact info@dga-national.org
Download Tip Sheet Apprentice Candiate Tip Sheet


Apply

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must have high school diploma or higher or GED, or a composite score of at least 18, or comparable Accuplacer test scores in math and reading.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade with reasonable accommodations and without hazard to themselves or others.

Must have reliable transportation to and from work and school.


Apprentice Candidates choose preferred training location(s) when they apply.

Preview options here:
MAP of Approved Master Farm Sites



DGA is proud to support current and former service members who are interested in getting started in dairy farming. The GI Bill™ and other veterans benefits are accepted.

Veterans Liaison
Matthew Keesling
715-623-6915
matthew@dga-national.org

DGA VETERANS BROCHURE


Note: DGA has an open application process but does not at this time have the capacity to serve international applicants.

Brandon and Glenn

“From the day we started working together on our three-year-plan, I told Brandon, 'You're not my hired man; you're my partner.”

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