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Jessica Newman

Nurse and Shepherd

I’ve been a nurse for going on 16 years, and I continue to use that off farm work to support my farming start up. I had some agriculture exposure during my childhood, but I did not grow up in a farming family. In 2014 I moved up from Tennessee back by family and bought 40 acres of grass and woods. That was the start of my farming journey, and now I have a flock of about 80 sheep and a small 8-10 animal cow herd.

Jessica Newman Starts With Why

Jan. 11, 2023

“I really love the sheep. They're not stupid. Nor do I think they desire to die, as I've heard on more than one occasion. I do think they require awareness. They also are so instinct driven--which makes sense, based on what …