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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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8/29/16 | 4:18 PM
Land owners can tell a lot about the health of the water in a stream or pond by color, water clarity, and dissolved oxygen levels. But there’s another good indicator – bugs. Dip a cup of water and look closely at the sample. It should be teaming with tiny life. If you have pollution,... listen now
8/29/16 | 4:12 PM
The benefits are many when you grow produce under a high tunnel. Season extension, pest management, harvest quality, and yield.  But one disadvantage of a high tunnel is soil sustainability. When you grow several crops and do a lot of tilling, you’re quickly depleting the soil. Joe... listen now
8/29/16 | 4:06 PM
Livestock will need a vaccine or other medications at some point in their life, and some producers do the injecting themselves rather than hiring a veterinarian. It may save time and money, but it also creates the risk of an accidental needle stick in you if you’re not careful. Jeff Bender... listen now
8/29/16 | 3:58 PM
Lexi Delaney has been around hogs and cattle all of her life. She grew up raising the animals on the family farm near DeWitt, Iowa. Lexi showed pigs in 4-H and FFA, and is now an animal science major at Iowa State University so she can continue her passion for pigs in a future career. But there... listen now
8/29/16 | 3:53 PM
I have a variety of pruning tools that I use for deadheading flowers, trimming bushes, and snipping off unwieldy small tree branches. Sometimes I wonder why I need all these different devices, but it’s important to have the right one so you make clean cuts and not injure the plants.  ... listen now
8/29/16 | 11:21 AM
I've put young dandelion leaves on my salad before. It's interesting how a common weed can add so much flavor. I know there are more wild plants I could eat, and I'd like to learn what they are and how to do it. John Kallas is the director of Wild Food Adventures. He educates people... listen now
8/29/16 | 1:35 AM
My folks live on an acreage about a mile outside of town. Unfortunately, their place has been chosen by people who dump their animals and leave. Sometimes it’s young kittens. Cornell University Veterinarian Paul Maza says the ideal way to care for orphaned kitties is to find a foster... listen now
8/22/16 | 11:18 AM
I have a good friend who got her Master Gardener’s certification, and developed a school garden project at her daughter’s elementary school. Michelle‘s hard work is paying off with kids learning new concepts - and eating their veggies. Starting a school garden takes planning... listen now
8/22/16 | 11:09 AM
I’ve never been up close and personal with a rattlesnake, nor do I ever want to be. I try to stay clear of where they might be hiding. Our pets aren’t aware of the danger. They’re naturally curious about their surroundings and can get into a tussle with a snake if we’re not... listen now
8/22/16 | 10:59 AM
Sisters Calandra and Summer Kosch took over the family farm from their parents near Shelby, Nebraska. The five-acre parcel had been used to raise paint horses, but they were sold off when the parents moved to town. Calandra says she and Summer wanted to raise something. They enjoyed having pet... listen now


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