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A dairy grazier is a farmer who uses managed grazing. In managed grazing systems the majority of farm acres are planted to perennial forages and cows are rotated through paddocks of high quality grasses that are allowed to rest and regrow.

Using this cost effective method, dairy graziers are able to restore natural resources, produce high quality milk, and remain profitable in both conventional and value-added markets.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be physically able to perform trade

Terms of Apprenticeship

  • 2 year program
  • 3,712 hours of on-the-job training
  • 288 hours of paid related classroom instruction

Get Started

To become a dairy grazing apprentice you need to enroll through a non-profit membership organization called National Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship.

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