Radio | Living the Country Life



From Alabama to Wyoming stations air the Living the Country Life radio program Monday - Friday.


To view a complete list of the stations airing our program and their website.

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!


Be on our show: We'd like to feature you on our radio show! Our weekly feature "Country View" highlights folks with the love of all things country.

Send us an email at and tell us all about you and your place in the country.


Subscribe to Latest Radio Shows

Our RSS "feed" includes full text, image, and audio.



Become an Affiliate: Living the Country Life is the largest rural radio network in the nation, and we have our station affiliates to thank for this! To find out if the program is available for your market, contact our Affiliates Relations Manager Karl Michael at 515-284-3306.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6/18/14 | 9:25 AM
When trees mature and get shady, the area underneath them becomes bare. Since bare spots aren't often tolerated in landscaping, many people fill the void by building a ring around the tree and adding flowers or other plants. It may look nice, but you're ultimately shortening the life of the... listen now
6/18/14 | 9:13 AM
Extending the living space to the outdoors has been a big trend over recent years. Fernanda Pedroso works in research and development for Belgard Hardscapes. She says for 2014, homeowners are looking for contemporary design. This includes gravitating to oversized pavers, which can make a small... listen now
6/9/14 | 10:25 AM
Wild berries grow all over the United States, ranging from raspberries and blueberries, to gooseberries and currants. Toss them into your mouth seconds after picking or bring them home to make jams, pies, and other goodies. Brian Elliot is a botanical consultant in Wyoming and has written a book... listen now
6/9/14 | 10:12 AM
You’ve probably seen the videos – huge fish jumping out of the water as boats go by, sometimes even smacking people. The fish are a big concern for the safety of boaters and  the biological impact on our waterways. Charlie Wooley is the Midwest deputy regional director for the U... listen now
6/9/14 | 9:52 AM
I’ve tried growing pumpkins. Once I planted them too early, and the next time I planted them too late. Pumpkins take 90-to-120-days to mature, so if you want jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, base the timing on your climate and the pumpkin variety. Denny Schrock is the master gardener... listen now
6/9/14 | 9:40 AM
For years, Alexis Koefoed of Vacaville, California drove by a bare piece of land that she dreamed of owning. When it came up for sale in the late 90’s, she convinced her husband Eric that they had to buy those 55-acres. There were no buildings on the land, so they moved with nothing but... listen now
6/9/14 | 9:27 AM
It’s a huge investment to buy farm machinery for harvesting hay and other crops. Some landowners decide it’s not worth it to spend a ton of money on and maintain a piece of equipment they’ll only use a few weeks out of the year. If they hire a custom harvester, the machine also... listen now
6/9/14 | 9:10 AM
President Obama and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack want 80% of America’s electricity to come from clean sources such as wind, solar, and natural gas by the year 2035. The USDA is providing funds for this goal through the Rural Energy for America Program, also known as REAP. The program’s... listen now
6/2/14 | 9:42 AM
A couple of years ago, Jason and Lucie Amundsen of Wrenshaw, Minnesota sold their first pasture-raised egg from their backyard chicken flock. All of their hens are named Lola, and their business is called “Locally Laid.” Lucie, who calls herself the “marketing chick,” says... listen now
6/2/14 | 9:36 AM
Weeds are vermin in a hayfield. They compete for nutrients, reduce yield and quality, and cause toxicity issues.   Paul Gonzalez is an ag extension agent at North Carolina State University. He says a weed is anything in the field that you don’t want there. Your line of defense starts... listen now


Subscribe to Living the Country Life: Radio Shows