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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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10/13/14 | 9:13 AM
Peter Hedden and Tracy Wilkerson of Bethel, Maine are working hard to sustainably develop their 100-acre farm. They grow much of their own food and hay for the animals, which includes the draft horses they use to log the timber on their land. Peter says as they considered energy choices for... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:06 AM
Local wineries are sprouting up all over the country. I’m willing to bet a lot of them started out as a hobby or experiment in someone’s basement, and it took off from there. However, not all winemakers have the aspiration to start a business and prefer to keep their bottles to... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:59 AM
Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor when it comes to gourds. I think they’re some of the ugliest plants to come out of the garden, but they’re really useful to make things out of, especially birdhouses. James Baggett is the editor of Country Gardens magazine. He says the... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:50 AM
When your grandma canned tomatoes, she probably didn’t need to add anything else in the jar to keep the food safe. Tomatoes were more acidic then than they are now, which naturally killed any harmful bacteria. Today, many of the tomatoes we grow don’t have as high of acid. To be safe,... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:39 AM
When the leaves fall off of my trees, I run over them with the lawn mower and let the shreddings stay on the ground. But if we’ve had a lot of rain that’s created a thick, dense mat of leaves, out comes the rake. Zac Reicher is a turfgrass professor at the University of Nebraska. He... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:23 AM
Ellie Laks has always been obsessed with animals. When she was seven-years old, she started noticing that some critters needed help. She brought home stray dogs and cats and baby birds so she could save them and they’d be her friends. Ellie says her parents were not amused. They would get rid... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:15 AM
Springs help keep water level constant and your livestock will enjoy the cool water.   Jeff Bettinger is a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS. He says if livestock are currently drinking from a pond, a stream, or mud holes, collecting water... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:08 AM
My backyard has been certified as an “official wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.  I have birdbaths and feeders, lots of native plants and shrubs, and bird houses. It’s a wonderful, changing refuge for my family and we get so much enjoyment from watching... listen now
10/6/14 | 8:52 AM
 Bison were hunted nearly to extinction at the end of the 19th century.  Today, the bison business is a strong, growing industry. Dave Carter is the executive director of the National Bison Association. He says the first-ever national study of bison ranching is underway. The... listen now
9/26/14 | 10:24 AM
It's tempting to prune up the tree branches, but it's better to just leave them alone for now Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says after the leaves fall off a tree or shrub, you can easily see its structural flaws such as rubbing branches... listen now


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