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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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2/8/16 | 11:34 AM
Beef, cattle, sheep, and hogs are considered traditional livestock. There is another group of animals that goes beyond what’s commonplace in the barnyard. Bison, elk, alpacas, llamas, and donkeys are examples of “alternative livestock”. Ginger Myers is the Extension marketing... listen now
2/8/16 | 11:21 AM
Buck Guthrie has been collecting toy trains practically forever. Since he was five-years-old, he knew that someday he would have his very own toy train museum. Fast forward a few decades. He’s still collecting trains, and has turned his dream into a reality. Buck and his wife Jan restored... listen now
2/8/16 | 11:15 AM
Flies really bug horses. They bite, they get in their eyes, and can transmit disease. You can’t completely get rid of flies, but there are several things you can do to help protect your horse from the discomfort of being around them. Bruce Brinkmeyer is the manager of farm hygiene products... listen now
2/8/16 | 11:06 AM
If you have a building on your land that’s sitting empty, make some money by renting it out for storage. People are always looking for places to put things they don’t have the room for such as campers, boats, machinery, animals, and hay. Ann Johanns is a farm management extension... listen now
2/8/16 | 10:55 AM
Military veterans are being increasingly recruited into agriculture by grassroots organizations and even the government. For some it’s the perfect next career, but it’s not for every returning soldier. New research is examining the safety issues involved when soldiers transition from... listen now
2/8/16 | 9:47 AM
  Hands and feet are usually the first to feel the cold when you're outside, but body warmers may help. Their pouches are air-activated portable heat for hands and feet. They are designed to be worn under socks, or between layers of clothing. People also put them in their pockets, in... listen now
2/1/16 | 10:52 AM
Horses aren’t cheap to have around. They require space and equipment – and they eat a lot. Some people have to take out a loan just to purchase the animal, but there are less-expensive ways to enjoy having a horse. Monte Stauffer is an extension livestock educator at the University... listen now
2/1/16 | 10:50 AM
Some folks in New York City years ago tossed seed bombs into empty lots and along city streets to make the neighborhoods look better. They were little balls of clay, compost, and seed that grew into beautiful clusters of flowers. The clay coating on a seed ball protects the seeds from being... listen now
2/1/16 | 10:45 AM
Making a living on a small farm can be tough, and when agriculture is feeling a pinch, profits can be even harder to come by. Don’t give up. Do what you’re good at, find a niche market, and go for it. Steve Nicholson is with Rabo Agrifinance. He says consumers are becoming more... listen now
2/1/16 | 10:10 AM
There are 85,000 producers of lamb meat in the United States. Different breeds and raising practices have led to consistency issues in cut size and taste in the meat product. Industry partners are working to resolve these issues. One way is with a new electronic grading system that’s now... listen now


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