From all of us at Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, we wish you all the season's best and a healthy and happy new year.
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Tentatively Selected for Climate-Smart Commodities Partnership

MEDFORD, WI --Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) is thrilled that its proposed 5-year $4,770,000 project, Implementing Precision Ag Tech to Expand the Participation of Small Grazing Dairy Farms in Climate-Smart Commodities,” has been tentatively selected for funding under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) second pool for Climate-Smart Commodities Partnerships.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on December 12th that the Biden-Harris Administration, through the USDA, is investing an additional $325 million for 71 projects, bringing the total investment from both funding pools to over $3.1 billion for 141 tentatively selected projects. Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities is working to expand markets for American producers who produce climate-smart commodities, leverage greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart production, and provide meaningful benefits to producers, including small and underserved producers.

MGIC Spring Semester Announced!

January 2nd: Registration opens
January 16th: Classes begin
April 6th: Classes end


*Dairy Nutrition, Feeds, and Feeding
*Dairy Cattle Health and Wellness
*Managed Grazing Systems for Dairy Cattle
*Milk Quality
*Farm Business Management
Due to the New Year Holiday
there will be no webinar for January.

The next schedule DGA Webinar will be

All Mentors, Journey Graziers, Apprentices & Apprentice Candidates are welcome to attend!

**Got webinar topic ideas??? Send your suggestions to if your topic is selected you will receive a DGA hat!

**Webinars are recorded and available anytime on the DGA website. Go to your dashboard and click the “Resource” button to find them.

 Welcome to DGA's newest Mentor Dairy Grazier in December

Gina Tighe, OH

AgriView: From the Back Paddock, Anthony Neitzke's Dairy Apprenticeship Journey

AgriView: Conservation Feeds Dairying Passion
  • NO DGA Webinar due to New Year holiday
  • NO How's the 'Weather' Mentor group due to DGA Board Retreat

  • January 9th: DGA 2501 Farm Safety & Animal Welfare Webinar
  • January 11th - 12th: DGA Board of Director's Retreat
  • January 11th: National Milk Day
  • January 20-21 Northeast Grazing & Livestock Conference
  • February 2nd - 4th: Grassworks Grazing Conference

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USDA Farmer Survey is out and available for you.

Are you a farmer, rancher or forest manager? Please share your vital feedback with USDA by taking a nationwide survey! The survey is completely anonymous, will take about 10 minutes to complete, is available in multiple languages, and will be open until March 31, 2023. The survey focuses on gathering feedback about the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency.

All farmers, ranchers and forest managers are encouraged to take the survey. USDA would especially like to hear from prospective customers: those who don’t know about USDA or have yet to work with USDA, and those who were unable to participate in the past. The survey will help USDA enhance support, improve programs and services, increase access, and advance equity for new and existing customers.