TRU’s Ranching program kicked off its third year

Fifteen ranches will host students throughout the year

Thompson Rivers University’s ranching program welcomed its third cohort of students at orientation week Aug. 27-31 in Williams Lake.

Fourteen people helped to host student field trips or volunteer at the classroom welcoming session, according to a news release.

Fifteen ranches are set to host students throughout the year. Nine students are currently residing in host ranches.

The Applied Skills and Diversification course is currently underway, running Sept. 4 to Nov 25.

The Sheep Production course is the only second-year course offered this fall. It will run from Oct. 15 to Nov. 25.

RELATED: TRU: there is still hope for ranching program

Enrollment

• Introductory Residency Lab (ASUR 1010) – 13 students

• Sustainable Business Enterprise (ASUR 1020) – 15 students (so far)

• Environmentally Sustainable Ranching (ASUR 1030) – 18 students (so far)

• Applied Skills and Diversification (ASUR 1040) – 14 students

Upcoming Events

• Curt Pate Stockmanship Clinic at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds from Sept. 25 to 27

• Beef and Beer Grad Celebration and First Annual Bull Pen on Sept. 29.


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

(Left to right) Kennedy Robertson, Liam Dennison, Laura Agapow and baby, Alexandra Pastuszko, Lauren Bedford, Freya Kellet, Bruce Bradley, Marcus Ryan, Cooper Seelhof, Ricky Seelhof and Chad Seelhof on the Woodjam Ranch, in Horsefly. Submitted photo.

Liam Dennison with an Alpaca at the Circle H Ranch, in Lone Butte. Submitted photo.

Kennedy Robertson (left) Alexandra Pastuszko, Marcus Ryan and Bruce Bradley on a hay bale at the Circle H Ranch, in Lone Butte. Submitted photo.

Clint Thompson and Lauren Bedford on a hay bale at the Circle H Ranch, in Lone Butte. Submitted photo.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Williams Lake Indian Band getting fast internet in 2020

The provincial government announced Monday it is contributing $177,000 of the $345,000 project costs

Big Creek meeting attracts 50 residents impacted by recent flooding

Representatives from various agencies were on hand to field questions and concerns

Dasiqox Tribal Park management plan development eyed

Proponents hope to have management approach and action plan completed in next three to five years

CASUAL COUNTRY 2019: Young Cariboo athlete shines on world stage

Triathlete Danika Robson is making her dreams come true

CASUAL COUNTRY 2019: Tatlayoko Valley post office remains community cornerstone

Through the years, different locations and postmasters this post office has served the community

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

GoFundMe set up after 100 Mile House search finds missing young man deceased

More than $2,500 has been donated to the Allan Faulkner Jr. family through the GoFundMe page

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Most Read