Free Shepherd Seminar 1: Shepherd’s Chat with John Fichtner

John Fichtner

Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Dining Hall

John will discuss and answer questions about the environmentally restorative benefits of raising sheep. He has been a hill shepherd since 1980. The talk will take advantage of John’s 40 years’ experience teaching Forestry at the Roane-Jackson Tech Center in West Virginia.

John is a West Virginia Master Naturalist and promotes a regenerative approach to allow shepherding to raise animals in concert with environmental balance. The discussion will attempt to share insight, common sense, and production hints that John has absorbed during his long professional tenure as well as his personal shepherding pursuits. John raises Scottish Blackface and Cheviots and employs border collies.

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