John and Deborah Sherrill, Alleghany County outside Sparta
Written by: Amy Ager
John and Deborah Sherrill have nestled their farming operation in Alleghany County just outside of Sparta along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cattle graze the high pasture in summer alongside the rhododendron that smart mountain cattle know better than to eat. They run their cow calf operation on large farm and rotate their cows within and among three main sections of fenced areas with centralized frost-free waterers.