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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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12/9/13 | 10:49 AM
Many livestock owners are using “guard llamas” to protect their sheep and goats. Llamas are herd animals and will adopt the sheep as their new herd. Being the largest, they also become dominant and protective.   Lisa Williamson is an associate professor of large animal medicine... listen now
12/9/13 | 10:41 AM
Birds that fly south for the winter and back again in the spring travel thousands of miles. How far they fly each day depends on the weather, and the amount of fat they carry in their bodies to use as fuel.  Birds look for stopover sites to replenish food and water, and to rest. Barny... listen now
12/9/13 | 10:31 AM
Architecture students at Iowa State University have been building full-size houses – for chickens. Cameron Campbell is an associate professor of architecture. He has backyard chickens, and knows that poultry owners are very passionate about their coops and how they fit into the landscape... listen now
12/9/13 | 10:24 AM
I’ve never considered engine exhaust to be a pleasant smell, but there may be cases where it makes me hungry. Some say the fumes from biodiesel smells like French fries, or Chinese food. There’s a good reason for that.   Kaleb Little is a communications specialist with the... listen now
12/9/13 | 10:17 AM
Cowboys have chewed smokeless tobacco for generations. For over 40-years, Dave Holt of Whitehall, Montana, almost always had a pinch in his lip when he was roping calves. A few years ago a dentist found cancerous lesions in Dave’s mouth, and told him he had to quit. Dave is a former... listen now
12/2/13 | 10:09 AM
I love rabbits and enjoy watching them. But that affection comes to a halt if I see them ravaging my plants. In the winter, they clip off branches at 45-degree angles -- and the bark of my young trees and shrubs are a sought-after bunny buffet. Stephen Vantassel is a wildlife damage management... listen now
12/2/13 | 9:58 AM
I love to paint the walls in my house, but I really hate taping around baseboards and windowsills. However, I’m quite sloppy, so the tape has to be there. Tom Bury is an architect, contractor, and designer for Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible.” He says one of the... listen now
12/2/13 | 9:45 AM
Every once-in-awhile we hear news reports of people getting sick because of a bacteria outbreak from poultry. Salmonella is usually the culprit. Teresa Morishita is a professor of Poultry Medicine and Food Safety at Western University of Health Sciences. She says there are more than two-... listen now
12/2/13 | 9:27 AM
Mob grazing is defined as grazing a large number of animals on a small area for a short period of time. The result is a uniform consumption of forage, and distribution of manure and urine. Uneaten forage is trampled into the soil, increasing the organic matter. Jim Russell is an animal science... listen now
12/2/13 | 9:13 AM
Honeybees are important pollinators for orchards, but they’ve been declining in numbers. Dave and Barb Hunter of Woodinville, Washington, aren’t waiting for researchers to solve the “pollinator crisis.” They’ve come up with an alternative solution – Mason bees.... listen now


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