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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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3/18/16 | 1:51 PM
Bison are usually thought of as range-roving animals only seen on the plains. But in reality, they’re found in every state in the country from the big island of Hawaii to Long Island, New York. Dave Carter is the executive director of the National Bison Association. He says some people... listen now
3/18/16 | 1:53 AM
Hitching implements to tractors can be a high-risk activity, especially if another person is helping you. Dennis Murphy is a safety specialist at Penn State University. He says accidents often happen when one person is on the tractor seat and another is helping to line up the hitch, so both need... listen now
3/18/16 | 1:45 AM
Several years ago, we noticed one of our maple trees didn’t leaf out in the spring. It just suddenly died. A tree expert told us it died because of girdling root syndrome.   Gary Johnson is a professor of urban forestry at the University of Minnesota. He says this happens when root... listen now
3/18/16 | 1:36 AM
When a mare gives birth, everything usually goes okay. But immediately after the foal is born, there are some things you should pay attention to. You can't always have a vet there at the moment of birth, so it's important to know how to check newborn foals. Pamela Wilkins is with the... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:28 AM
Go find a farmer today, give them a big hug, and thank them for the food and fiber they produce for our nation. Today is National Ag Day, and I’m proud to say that my employer, Meredith Agrimedia and Living the Country Life are sponsors of this important recognition. Curt Blades is the... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:20 AM
I’ve found mushrooms growing in strange places, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen them growing on a pair of denim jeans. But Tradd Cotter has. In fact, he can tell you how to grow them. Cotter is a mycologist in South Carolina. He wanted to remediate indigo carmine released into... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:06 AM
When calves are born and nurse from their mother, they get all the antibodies they need from her. But when they get to be around two-to-three months old, that protection starts diminishing and the calves have to build their own immunities. A vaccination program can help protect them until weaning... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:00 AM
As you get older, hitting the “big 5-0” can bring new opportunities in life. Greg and Janie Dennis bought a commercial broiler farm in Ranburne, Alabama. They ran it for a couple of years, but Greg says as they were approaching that milestone birthday, they wanted to focus on health and... listen now
3/11/16 | 10:49 AM
Farm animals supply you with plenty of manure. With the proper management, nutrients in the manure can provide nearly all of your crop nutrient needs. Having the manure analyzed is an essential and valuable management tool for determining the nutrients that are available. In general, the quantity... listen now
3/11/16 | 10:45 AM
When your crops don't get the rain they need, your next step might be to install an irrigation system. Noel Gollehon is a senior economist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He says the first thing to do is to make sure that withdrawing water for irrigation is allowed.  ... listen now


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