Create a Future Workforce through Agricultural Apprenticeships

Learn about establishing a Registered Apprenticeship Program, including high demand agriculture apprenticeship occupations to help create a future workforce, improve productivity, and reduce turn-over.

Employers everywhere are discovering a new type of employee. They create your future workforce, lift up your community, and help grow your business. We call them an apprentice. Get started today and explore Registered Apprenticeship.

The agriculture industry faces complex workforce challenges, which include adapting to environmental changes.  Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class agriculture talent in good, quality jobs.

“The average age of farmers is 58.5 years old, and many do not have an identified successor. Meanwhile, aspiring dairy farmers face significant barriers to farm ownership. If farm loss continues at the current rate, the dairy industry and the rural communities that depend on it could be decimated in a generation.  Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship—the first registered Apprenticeship for farming in the nation—was specifically created to address this challenge.

New farmers face many barriers including a lack of knowledge in low-cost, sustainable methods, connections in agricultural infrastructure, and experience in business management. We address all these hurdles in our apprenticeship program by providing comprehensive training, support, and networking. The future depends on hardworking individuals who understand the importance of maintaining precious farmland, proper care for our beloved animals, and ultimately the very best dairy products we all love.”

–  Joseph Tomandl, lll, Executive Director, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

High-Demand Apprenticeship Occupations
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
  • Animal Caretakers
  • Soil and Plant Scientists
  • Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
  • Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians