Blackfeet Community College’s Agri-Business Program recently held a USDA Fencing Workshop. The workshop was free and open to BCC students and the surrounding community.
In preparation for the hands-on work to be done, Browning Tribal Natural Resource Conservation Service District Conservationist Anne Stephens came to the classroom to discuss guidelines and different types of fencing specifications. John Pickens, Alternative Energy Technician at BCC discussed the importance of safety in the field.
Consultant Joel Fenner from Outlaw Fencing LLC oversaw the small project and taught students though lecture and with direct hands-on skills while working every evening till dark.
Students tore down and rebuilt almost one mile of fence along the northeast corner of the college property line. Instruction included how to build double and single braces, gates, deadmen and making repairs to existing fences.