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What Are Livestock Guardian Animals?

Regenerative farmers often rely on livestock guardian animals to protect their livestock from harm and deter predators from causing damage to crops. Learn about different species and breeds and how they are put to work on farms.
Fearless Farmers
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Class Experience

By the end of the class, learners will have knowledge about the role of a livestock guardian animal, and will understand the importance of training the animal properly in order for the animal to do their job well and keep the livestock safe, and they will have a baseline knowledge of breeds to choose for specific farm jobs.
Paper or journal and writing utensil for drawings and notes
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Google Slides Pear Deck add-on
Book: The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo by Cat Urbigkit (Jana may read this book aloud, time permitting) 
Book: Farm Dogs by Janet Dohner (Jana will reference this book during the class)

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49 total reviews
101 completed classes

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Our farm educators with Fearless Farmers enjoy teaching children ages 3-18 about regenerative farming, gardening, homesteading, foraging, cooking, arts, book studies, thought leader studies, and nature play. We create learning experiences that... 
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