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WYOMING RANCH TRAINING

WyoTech is excited to announce its 12-month, non-accredited, ranch training program!

WyoTech’s hands-on ranching program has students eating, breathing, and sleeping, the ranch life. This will be an experience like none other, where students will be responsible for all aspects of the ranch. This will not be a typical Agriculture program, where theory leads with very little hands-on experience. This will be hands-on, with the theory being explained as you drive to and from the ranch, or after feeding, or it’s too cold to be out fixing fences, or at night as you are paying the bills for the ranch.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

No experience on the ranch required. This program will support the inexperienced beginners as well as those who bring ranch or farm knowledge to the table. Life on the ranch is never short of work and problem solving, all skill levels welcome to apply.

GRIT. Life on the ranch and the work required is physically and mentally challenging. This is a 12-month program in Laramie, Wyoming. Beautiful summers and extreme winters. A tough mentality and willingness to adapt to the conditions of the environment will be imperative. 

A yearlong commitment. You must be able to dedicate a year of time to this program. 

Team attitude. It takes a crew to achieve excellence on a ranch.

Enjoy working and doing a variety of tasks.

Adaptable to various environments.

Enjoy being outside with nature.

Sense of urgency to complete jobs.

An attitude of being responsible for results.

6 WEEK PHASES

Ranch Summer Operations 1
July 3 – Aug 11: 
Irrigating, Rotational Grazing, Equipment Operation, Haying, Marketing Calves, Fencing, Land Capabilities

Ranch Summer Operations 2
Aug 14 – Sept 22:
Haying Operations, Equipment Operation, Animal Health, Precondition Calves, Rotational Grazing

Ranch Fall Operations 1
Oct 2 – Nov 9:
Livestock Management –weaning, precondition calves, bangs vaccination, Business Management – select heifers, sell calves, Pregnancy Check

Ranch Fall Operations 2
Nov 13 – Dec 22:
Feed Livestock, Equipment Maintenance, Basic Construction – carpentry, concrete,  Leadership, Business Management – computers, tax prep, budgeting, banking , leases, markets, etc.

Ranch Winter Operations 1
Jan 1 – Feb 9:
Feed Livestock, Equipment Maintenance, Basic Construction – plumbing, electrical, Low Stress Cattle Handling, Drought Management planning, 

Ranch Winter Operations 2
Feb 12 – Mar 22:
Feeding Livestock, Welding, Government Resources, Calving Heifers, Pre-breeding vaccines 

Ranch Spring Operations 1
Apr 1 – May 9:
Range Management – poisonous plants, drag fields, fertilizer/pesticide application, Calve out Cows, Start Irrigation, Equipment Operations, Fencing

Ranch Spring Operations 2
May 10 – Jun 20:
Animal Health – branding, Reproduction / Artificial Insemination, Vaccines,  Irrigating, Equipment Operations, Water Development, Community Relations

START DATES

The Ranch Operations Program will offer enrollment twice per year.
July 3, 2023
January 2, 2024

 

WHERE WILL YOU STAY?

WyoTech offers dormitories that will serve as living quarters for the program. There may be situations where participants of the program will be staying on various ranches across the region depending on the curriculum and timing of the program.

See WyoTech.edu/housing to learn more about the housing available at WyoTech.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE RANCH OPERATIONS PROGRAM?

$25,000 for the 12-month program. This does not include the cost of housing, food, living expenses.

 
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