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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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2/13/17 | 10:29 AM
Stan and Janetta Bauer of Bloomington, Illinois, started out raising sheep on their acreage. They hoped to spin the wool into yarn. But sheep weren’t the perfect fit the couple was looking for. Then a friend suggested they try alpacas.  Stan says twelve years ago, they bought two of them... listen now
2/13/17 | 10:21 AM
The term “stockmanship” is one of those words that’s hard to define. It’s usually associated with low-stress livestock handling while getting animals to do what you want them to do. However, it involves the whole life of the livestock in our care. Lee Jones is an... listen now
2/13/17 | 9:45 AM
Efficiently and economically producing crops and vegetables on a small-scale commercial farm is highly dependent on the tools that help you do the job. Andy Pressman is a sustainable agriculture specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology. He says when looking for the right... listen now
2/13/17 | 9:27 AM
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be reacting to dust in the barn.   Katy Ivester is a veterinarian at Purdue University. ... listen now
2/13/17 | 12:48 AM
Years ago I volunteered at a living history pioneer farm and learned a lot of skills from the 1850’s, including how to churn butter. It is a simple, yet fascinating proces. Lynn Blanchard is the test kitchen director for Better Homes and Gardens. She says if you'd like to try making... listen now
2/6/17 | 12:57 PM
Community Supported Agriculture programs, or CSA’s, are a way for people to support farmers by buying fresh, seasonal food from them. Today, there is a lot more competition from big box stores that source local food. As a result, many CSA farmers are losing customers. Simon Huntley is the... listen now
2/6/17 | 12:46 PM
I’m notorious for buying more at the grocery store than we can eat. I always have good intentions, but a lot of it ends up looking like a botany experiment in my fridge. Joan Ruskamp is a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. She says not only are we wasting the food, but we’re... listen now
2/6/17 | 11:41 AM
Horses grow out their coats in the winter and are well adapted to the cold. However, they need more food to keep up their energy level and body weight. Monte Stauffer is a livestock Extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says as the temperatures go down, horses need to be fed more... listen now
2/6/17 | 11:30 AM
Josh Volk worked as an engineer in the Silicon Valley of California, and also volunteered in gardens that were growing in the poor areas of East Palo Alto. He saw the positive impact those gardens were having on the residents, and became interested in food production as a community-building tool,... listen now
2/6/17 | 11:03 AM
On a sunny winter day a few years ago, my kids and I went out to the woods to look for deer antlers. We didn’t find any, but it was nice to get out of the house.   White tail bucks naturally shed their antlers when testosterone levels drop after the breeding season. They grow a new set... listen now


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