By Terry Kovarik
Local manufacturers and builders have long been connected with apprenticeship programs to train future crafts workers. Now the state has started a new apprenticeship for agriculture. Wisconsin is the first state to establish the Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Registered Apprenticeship program. Kewaunee County U-W Extension Ag Agent Aerica Bjurstrom says Wisconsin is the perfect place for such a program.
Such apprenticeships offer a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training developed by area technical colleges.