TRU renames, revamps agricultural program


Thompson Rivers University has unveiled its Regenerative Agriculture (RGEN) program, which was previously known as the Applied Sustainable Ranching program but has since been renamed and restructured to better suit the needs of its students and the changing environment. The program retains its foundations in business management and soil health, but features a number of updates, including new courses in Food Sovereignty, Technology in Agriculture, and Emergency Preparedness; three-week course lengths to better suit students’ schedules; and a formalization of the host-farm practicum credit course. “With the effects of climate change looming all around us, the importance of understanding and learning how to apply regenerative agriculture practices has never been more vital,” said TRU RGEN Program Coordinator Gillian Watt.