Although there are no required certifications or degrees required to become a dairy farmer, a growing number of dairy farmers are graduates of agricultural colleges and university.
Someone choosing to become a dairy farmer would have a real passion for looking after animals, a strong understanding of animal nutrition, as well as considerable experience in managing a business.
In Alberta, there are some world-class agriculture programs that would be beneficial to learn more about dairy farming.
- University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- University of Alberta, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
- Lakeland College, Agricultural Sciences