Funding will be available beginning Spring Semester 2021 until August 31, 2022
“DGA is a veteran friendly organization,” says DGA Executive Director Joe Tomandl, III, “and we are committed to not only providing access to high quality classes but also creating a pathway for returning service members seeking to enter the dairy farming profession.”
MGIC classes are one credit (36 hours) each and run for 12 weeks during Spring Semester and Fall Semester. There is also a condensed Summer Session to accommodate varied and busy farming schedules. Students can take courses individually or complete all six within five years to earn a Managed Grazing Dairy Certificate. The classes combine independent study with synchronous educational opportunities as well as one-on-one support from MGIC School Director, Jamie Washburn.
Washburn, who has a broad background in livestock nutrition and production, research, and education, teaches all the classes and brings in speakers during live video sessions to provide additional expertise. She holds a Master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition and a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Registration for Spring Semester at Managed Grazing Innovation Center opens on December 28, 2020 with classes beginning January 11, 2021 through April 2nd. For more information on classes and how to register visit: https://www.dga-national.org/
MGIC was developed with the support of a 2017 Educational Enhancement Team (EET) grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).