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Beginning Dairy Leader Program

"Helping Young People Explore Post-Secondary Agricultural Education and Career Opportunities"

The Beginning DAIRY LEADER program gives high school participants the opportunity to explore post-secondary agricultural education and career opportunities in a networking environment through interaction with faculty and students, college planning, and personal development.

Program Cost:   $100


  • High school students entering at least their sophomore year. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • Have potential interest in dairy industry careers.
  • Have an interest in pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture.
  • Can reasonably commit to one Saturday program in November of current year and February, March, April, and June of the following year.

Students can apply for both the Junior DAIRY LEADER  and the Beginning DAIRY LEADER program in the same year, however, students cannot participate in both programs in the same year. 


Please complete the personal information form and answer the written essay question.  Contact information for one personal reference, other than a family member, must be submitted with this application.  Attach extra pages when completing the essay question. 

30 applicants will be evaluated and selected based on application essay, interest and personal reference.