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So, it would appear I'm not very good at keeping up with blogs if there isn't anything going on lol. But, life just got a little bit more interesting. Just to bring ya'll up to speed on what's been going on over the course of time. School, family, work, school, family, rinse and repeat.  January of this year, my little boy was diagnosed Autistic and that took up a lot of our time just working through everything that comes with that and working on getting him the help he needs. While it has slowed a lot of life down, hasn't but the stop to anything and life keeps moving forward.

Fast forward to Oct 2012:

Finally figured out that while the ag industry is a great place to work, I want to be on the farm. So I applied to an apprenticeship program through the Wisconsin Work Force Development dept and a few other groups. It is an apprenticeship program based on an intensive grazing dairy model.  Low and behold, thanksgiving day I get the call from a  mentor telling me that I've got the spot! So, come January 2013 I will working the farm and starting on the road to our own farm!

More to come, probably after the New Year as right now I have to find a place for the family to live and get details of moving in place!

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Comment by Casey Hafner on November 30, 2012 at 6:59pm
Madison isn't such a bad place for a small city, but its still too much for me.
Comment by Matt on November 27, 2012 at 7:44pm

work brings me this way. I will have to check out the website, i have heard of it but never gave any more thought about it. 

Comment by Casey Hafner on November 26, 2012 at 5:17pm
Matt, if you look at grassworks.org you can see the program information. They also always have a booth at Dairy Expo. What is bringing you to Madison?
Comment by Matt on November 25, 2012 at 6:16pm
Good luck and hope all goes well with you and your family. So how does this program exactly work? I think this might be something I would like to check out.. I see you live in Madison, WI. I am moving there soon. take care

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