The University of Guelph and Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) have partnered to expand distance learning opportunities for the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (DHA) program. The program will be expanded to offer hybrid and distance education options for students who may be working on farms or unable to study full time. The program covers topics such as animal health, farm equipment operation, and herd maintenance and nutrition. In addition to completing classroom training, students will complete 5,520 hours of on-farm training. The program is expected to be available for in 2024.