“It’s clear that agriculture done right, is the best means the world has today to simultaneously tackle food security, poverty and environmental degradation”
-----Irene Rosenfeld.
“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness”
-----Thomas Jefferson(3rd US President)
“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…. These are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, food security, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health and women empowerment. Solution to one problem must be solution to all”.
-----Ban Ki-moon.
“An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest”
-----Benjamin Franklin(One of America’s founding Fathers).

A Canadian University Solution: Based on Ranching ‘Plus’ for National Food Security.
We hereby introduce to you this all important agricultural ranching program.

This is an intensive 18 months live on the farm course, organized by the famous Thompson Rivers University, William Lake, Canada in collaboration with Jonathan King (Nig.) Ltd. to produce transformational, entrepreneurial, young farmers to feed the world.

Students will gain the expertise to build sustainable ranching enterprise, and apply that expertise to any agriculture enterprise in any region.

Student will learn about carbon-neutral ranching and land management practices with a focus on innovation, reducing stress on livestock and financial and environmental sustainability

During this program, students live with a host ranch family and gain hands on skills and work experience concurrently with their academic studies.

It will be a wholesome experience in Canadian ranching in the Cariboo region of Canada.

There is also the tourism aspect of the ranching program where tourists would be attracted because of the tranquil nature of ranching colony and the cheer beauty of agricultural and ranching farms.

The program could also be linked with the Central Bank of Nigeria current agricultural development-funding program for states.

We expect the state to sponsor at least three prospective young farmers.

Delegates from the University will be ready to discuss the program in detail, focusing on sustainable and regenerative agricultural development in your state.

The program should be ideal for agricultural graduates that could demonstrate keen interest in commercial production of food and love for family life in the rural community settings.

Program Description

The Applied Sustainable Ranching Program is the first of its kind in British Columbia. During this program, students will gain the expertise to build and sustain ranching enterprises and apply that knowledge to agricultural businesses in any region of the world.
By the end of the program, students will have gained an understanding of ecosystem management in the forest and grassland areas.
This program will give graduates the tool kit for building and managing diversified, resilient ranching operations in Nigeria and around the world, as well as the experitse to apply to any agriculture enterprise in any region.

What is UNIQUE about this program?

The ranching program is unique in its requirement that students live on a ranch or farm while taking the program. This requirement gives students a built-in practicum for their course work and adds value to their mentoring host-ranch. Experiential learning on the farm immerses the student in the culture of farming and ranching while they learn the day-to-day operational tasks and responsibilities that do not emerge in class or instructional material. The program director can provide assistance in finding the right homestay match for students relocating to the Cariboo to attend the program.

What to Expect

Students enrolled in this program will experience a number of different learning opportunities and situations:
  • Participate in real-life ranching operations in British Columbia[BC]
  • Gain employment-ready experience
  • Understand how ranch and rangeland eco-systems react to management decisions
  • Understand livestock needs and how to best manage the natural environment to produce nutritious proteins to feed the world
  • Learn to design ranching enterprises that fit the environment and resources while providing a return on investment
  • Experience a program that is built in BC to address the needs of the local ranching environment
  • Learn to develop and fine-tune enterprise management around the unique market opportunities in your region
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