Published Feb 12, 2021

Start Shepherding From Scratch – 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Raising sheep can be an ideal way for beginning farmers to get started on land with little to no infrastructure. Hannah Bernhardt shares how Medicine Creek Farm began raising sheep with temporary fencing and minimal equipment on raw land.

Learn how Hannah used her passion for marketing to build a customer base, and hear what lessons she has for other beginners who are starting from scratch.

Hanna Bernhardt and her husband, Jason, tend the 160 acres of Medicine Creek Farm in northeastern Minnesota. Their regenerative family farm sells 100% grass-fed lamb and beef, organically fed pastured pork and livestock guardian dog puppies.