The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy Farmers is taking applications for its 2003-2004 class. If you attend, the program includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison "Farm and Industry Short Course," as well as special training sessions and seminars about managing a grass-based dairy.

On-farm scholarships are available, as is distance-education.

Apply by April 1 for full scholarship consideration. Applications will be accepted until the class is filled. For more information, go to www.wisc.edu/cias/schools/dairysch.html or call (608) 588-2836.