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Editor-in-Chief Betsy Freese and Editor/Host Jodi Henke share tips from experts across the United States to help you around your acreage. If your favorite station doesn't carry the show, call them and ask for it!


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2/9/15 | 9:43 AM
Violet Stone of Ithaca, New York, happily remembers visiting her grandparents on their 90-acre farm. When her grandmother shut the door to the house for the last time, it became abandoned. It’s been 20-years since anyone has lived there. It’s amazing the memories and emotions that... listen now
2/9/15 | 9:34 AM
Spiders give me the heebie-jeebies. And there’s one in particular that I never want to meet – the venomous brown recluse – which can be found just about everywhere in the United States. Holly Schwarting is an entomology research associate at Kansas State University, and has... listen now
2/9/15 | 9:25 AM
The strong demand for locally processed food has many communities around the country developing shared-use kitchens. Entrepreneurs can prepare and process products in these facilities without the expense of setting up their own private commercial kitchen. Alice Topaloff is a program assistant... listen now
2/9/15 | 9:09 AM
Healthy livestock depend on healthy pastures, and developing a strong perennial pasture benefits both animals and forages. Whether you’re creating an all-new pasture or renovating a tired one, there are certain steps involved. Brian Lang is an extension field agronomist with Iowa State... listen now
2/9/15 | 9:01 AM
Cristen Clark of Runnells, Iowa had been entering food contests for a few years when she got the idea to start a food blog. She needed one place to document all of her recipes. “Food and Swine” has blossomed, however, into a place where Cristen can talk about agriculture and modern pig... listen now
2/9/15 | 8:52 AM
People who live in the country are able to take part in activities that only others like them can experience. Many families raise livestock, and through 4-H and FFA the kids learn how to care for their animals and train them for the show ring. Grace Tusha of Garner, Iowa has been raising and... listen now
2/9/15 | 12:37 AM
Witnessing the birth of a foal is a beautiful thing. Usually the mare can handle it herself, but it's always wise to make preparations a week or two in advance to make sure she delivers safely. Leon Matthias raises Arabian horses and says some mares will let you be in the stall with them,... listen now
1/26/15 | 9:53 AM
I recently found an old jar of spaghetti sauce hiding at the back of the kitchen cupboard that had a “use by” date from several years ago. It got tossed. But if I had found it just a few weeks beyond that date, would it have been okay to eat? Maybe. Londa Nwadike is a food safety... listen now
1/26/15 | 9:40 AM
A lot of people getting into backyard chicken ownership are finding it’s not all it’s cracked up to be and are now trying to get rid of the birds. Phil and Jenn Tompkins of Freeport, Pennsylvania, have a large, successful egg-laying flock of their own, but also had friends who struggled... listen now
1/26/15 | 9:28 AM
My friend Lisa had a rather unpleasant surprise as she was doing laundry in the basement – there was a fox snake coiled up in her washing machine! She screamed and ran, but by the time she got the courage to go back, it was gone. Steve Johnson is an associate professor of wildlife ecology... listen now


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