There are 244 thousand farm, animal farming, forestry and fishing workers in the state of Minas Gerais. Technical training is provided specially by Senar Minas. The Cândido Tostes Dairy Institute is a highlight in the training of technicians in dairy production. Higher education is provided by federal universities in the state, which are references in agricultural education in Brazil, such as UFV, UFTM and Ufla. According to Crea-MG there are over eleven thousand agronomists, food engineers and other related areas professionals registered in Minas Gerais.