Published Jul 15, 2021

Live from the Farm: Sheep Production with a First-Generation Farmer

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Orturde started farming shortly after buying an acreage, which quickly grew into a sheep and field crop operation. At this event, she shared what it was like getting started as a woman with no prior farming background. Starting with 25 ewes, Ortude’s sheep enterprise has since grown to managing 400 ewes. We saw how she is using rotationally grazed sheep to improve soil health and production. We also discussed pasture management, water access and sheep breeds.