The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy Farmers is accepting applications from prospective dairy producers until April 1 for full scholarship consideration. And additional applications will be accepted after that date until the 2004-2005 school is full.

Now in its 10th year, the program is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It offers qualified students the chance to attend the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, along with special training sessions and seminars in the management of grazing-based dairy farms. Experienced graziers, as well as UW faculty mentor students, and on-farm internships are available.

For more information: www.wisc.edu/cias/schools/dairysch.html