Joe Putnam

Premier 1 Supplies


Joe Putnam works as a marketing copywriter and occasional shepherd for Premier 1 Supplies. He frequently appears in Premier’s instructional how-to videos on YouTube. Putnam can be found at farm industry events, where his gentle, hands-on approach makes even the most complex farming topics simple. When not at work, Putnam spends time on his family’s 40-acre farmstead in southeast Iowa. There the family raises cattle, sheep, poultry, multiple gardens, corn, hay, and oats.

Joe will be speaking at the Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania Fairs


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Shocking Uses and Tips for Electric Fences

Electric fence is known far and wide for its ability to contain livestock such as cattle, sheep, and poultry. But it also keeps out animals, whether they’re coyotes looking for a quick meal, rabbits sneaking carrots from the garden, or feral hogs making a pitstop in your yard. Joe Putnam covers the many uses of electric fence for grazing, containment, and deterrence. He answers such questions as: What is electric fence and how does it work? What happens when grass touches the energized wires in a fence? What about when an animal touches the wires? How do you succeed (or fail) with electric netting? This presentation is sponsored by Premier 1 Supplies.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Maryland, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Pennsylvania, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Grit Stage