TRU’s Ranching program kicked off its third year

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.

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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.


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(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.

(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.

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.

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.

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