Sandhills Stewards Coordinator
Cody Trump grew up ranching in the sandhills, where some of his earliest memories were riding across the sandhills, moving cattle, and going to brandings. Most summers were spent haying, fencing, moving cows, and working with 4-H calves. He also spent two years working for the fish and wildlife service, which helped grow his desire to work in a mutually beneficial field for both ranching and wildlife. After graduating high school, Cody went to Chadron State College, where he majored in Rangeland Livestock Management and minored in agribusiness, animal science, and equine management. It was also at CSC that Cody met his wife Jayde, and after attending The West Institute, a seminary master’s program in Laramie, Wyoming, they were married. They currently live in Chadron, and some of his favorite activities include hunting, fishing, grazing cattle, and training horses. He is looking forward to growing the Sandhills Stewards Program and being a resource for the community of ranchers where he grew up.