Students looking for knowledge and experience they can apply to ranching, should take note of Thompson Rivers University’s Applied Sustainable Ranching diploma.
The two-year program requires students to live on a home or mentor ranch or farm during the program, to gain operational experience and a feel for the farming or ranching culture. Students living outside the Cariboo region of B.C. can relocate to a mentor ranch and attend weekly seminars in person, or tune in to the seminars online while remaining on their home operations. The program is currently accepting applications for the fall intake, which begins August 26.
Beef in B.C. magazine reports that Thompson Rivers University and the school district in the Cariboo region have also developed a dual credit program. Grade 12 students can take the two-year ranching program, earning credits towards a diploma while simultaneously earning high school credits.
For more information on the program, visit the Thompson Rivers University website or call Gillian Watt, program director, at 250-319-2367.