Looking to become an expert in dairy farm management? Our comprehensive training program provides educators, advisors, and managers with the knowledge and skills needed to train others in the field of dairy farming . With a wide range of options to choose from, including the opportunity to become a franchise partner, our program offers an unparalleled learning experience. Join us and become a leader in the world of dairy!
Our Basic Dairy Farm Management program of 6 days covers essential topics for individuals looking to gain expertise in dairy farm operations:
- Good Milking Practices and Milk Quality: Participants will learn about proper milking techniques, milk handling, and quality control measures to ensure high-quality milk production.
- Forage Production and Nutrition: This module focuses on forage production, including crop selection, harvesting, and storage techniques, as well as nutrition management for optimal herd health and performance.
- Young Stock Management: Participants will acquire knowledge on the management practices specific to young stock, including nutrition, housing, and health care, to promote their healthy growth and development.
- Breeding, A.I./P.D., Animal Health: This segment covers breeding strategies, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, and overall animal health management, ensuring optimal reproduction and herd health.
- Management and Economics: Participants will learn about effective farm management techniques, including financial planning, record-keeping, and decision-making, to optimize productivity and profitability.
- Housing: This module explores the principles of housing design and management, including ventilation, space allocation, and cow comfort, to provide a conducive environment for the herd.
- One Day Field Visits: Participants will have the opportunity to visit operational dairy farms, gaining practical insights and learning from industry experts in real-world settings.
In our 4-day Basic Didactical Training, we focus on enhancing participants’ teaching skills:
- Explanation of Blended Training Approach: Participants will understand the benefits and techniques of blended learning, combining traditional methods with e-learning resources for an effective training approach.
- Didactical Principles in Practical Training: This module covers effective teaching principles and strategies for practical training sessions, ensuring effective knowledge transfer to students.
- Training of Skills: Participants will learn how to train individuals in practical dairy farming skills, emphasizing hands-on demonstrations and practice.
- Execution of Practical Training: This segment guides trainers in planning and conducting practical training sessions, ensuring effective learning outcomes.
- Development of a Lesson Plan: Trainers will gain skills in creating structured lesson plans that incorporate theoretical and practical components for a comprehensive training experience.
- Examination of Students: Participants will learn methods to assess and evaluate students’ performance to measure their progress and knowledge retention.
- Use of E-Learning: This module explores the integration of e-learning tools and resources to enhance training effectiveness and engage learners.
- Join us to gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in dairy farm management, and develop the ability to effectively train others in this dynamic industry.
Results after the training
Results after the training
Upon completion of the course, participants will have achieved the following outcomes:
- Develop Lessons for Practical Training: Graduates will possess the skills to create structured and effective lesson plans specifically tailored for practical training sessions. They will be equipped to design engaging and informative training materials.
- Train Practical Lessons to Students: Participants will have the ability to deliver practical training sessions to students confidently. They will excel in transferring knowledge, demonstrating techniques, and facilitating hands-on learning experiences.
- Enter the Auditing Process of Franchise Trainer DTC: Graduates will have the opportunity to enter the auditing process to become franchise trainers with DTC. They will demonstrate their competence and adherence to the high training standards set by the organization.
- By achieving these outcomes, participants will be well-prepared to make a significant impact as trainers in the dairy industry. They will possess the necessary skills to develop engaging lessons, deliver effective practical training, and potentially pursue exciting franchise partnership opportunities with DTC.
Duration and location
Duration and location
Starting date: In consultation
Location: Oenkerk (in the North of The Netherlands) or preferred country
Audience: Trainers of DTC partners, teachers, trainers, extension services
Duration: 10 days
Acknowledgement: Certificate as a trainer
Entry level: Certificate level with minimum of 3 years practical experience in the dairy sector; good knowledge of the English language, both written and oral.
Study material: Will be handed out during training
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 15