She’s Raising Sheep: Mickey Willenbring of Oregon, Part 2

This episode of Voices from the Field continues a discussion between Mickey Willenbring, a lifelong shepherd who raises Navajo-churro and Karakul sheep in Western Oregon, and NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Linda Poole. Mickey touches on the value of reading, the role of on-farm experiments, the need for a good veterinarian/client relationship, and learning from people we don't agree with. Related ATTRA Resources:·        Episode 325. She’s Raising Sheep: Mickey Willenbring of Oregon, Part 1·        Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants: Copper Wire ParticlesOther Resources:·        Dot Ranch·        Navajo Churro: Nikyle Begay on t’aa dibé (The First Sheep)·        Navajo Churro Sheep and Shepherds: Meet the Rainbow Fiber Co-Op·        Navajo Shepherd Contact Linda Poole at [email protected]. Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast.  You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find access to our trusted, practical sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.   

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