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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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5/23/16 | 2:54 PM
I enjoy going out to farms and learning about crop production, raising livestock, or just having fun in the pumpkin patch. People who invite others onto their property put a lot of thought and work into making it a good experience. Ellie Rilla is a retired community development advisor with... listen now
5/23/16 | 11:49 AM
Lots of people let their chickens free range around the barnyard during the day. Sometimes the varmints get them, so enclosing them inside a chicken tractor would keep them safer. Chicken tractors are basically small coops without a floor. Some have wheels, some don't. The units are moved... listen now
5/23/16 | 10:29 AM
I can’t believe how expensive a birdbath can be. You can drop several hundred dollars for a bowl and pedestal. A lot of them are usually too deep, hard to clean, and crack from freezing and thawing. I have an old, terra cotta plant saucer filled with water and keep it on my deck near the... listen now
5/23/16 | 10:21 AM
Americans love their fertilizers. But when excess nitrogen reaches ponds, rivers, and streams it creates algae blooms, low oxygen levels that can kill fish, and dead zones along our coastlines. Believe it or not, those irritating beaver dams in your stream are doing some good to mitigate these... listen now
5/23/16 | 10:10 AM
Hans Langeveld of Lakewood, New Jersey knows flower bulbs better than most people. His family has been in the bulb business for several generations, starting with his grandfather in Holland in the early 1920s. After World War II, Hans’ uncle and father came to the United States. They built a... listen now
5/23/16 | 9:59 AM
Crickets and mealworms are like candy for chickens. Exotic pets such as lizards and snakes go crazy for them too. Start your own bug farm and you’ll always have healthy treats ready to hand out. Wendy Lu McGill of Denver, Colorado, is examining how farming edible insects could have a... listen now
5/23/16 | 9:51 AM
Livestock kept indoors can suffer from heat stress in the summer months. When combined with a natural ventilation system, evaporative cooling is a low-cost way to keep animals comfortable in the barn and other livestock facilities. Animals show their appreciation by staying on feed. Misty... listen now
5/16/16 | 10:57 AM
More than 100 national parks are participating in a BioBlitz on May 20-21, and they’d love your help. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. The National Geographic Society and the National... listen now
5/16/16 | 10:49 AM
I have a large, perennial flower garden that requires 30 bags of mulch to cover it. Every couple of years I have to replace the mulch, and I wonder, where does it go? Nina Bassuk is an Urban Horticulture Institute professor at Cornell University. She says the mulch is lunch for fungi, bacteria,... listen now
5/16/16 | 10:41 AM
Ponds and creeks provide a convenient source of drinking water for livestock, but they can also serve as a reservoir for disease organisms and toxins. If your animals are showing signs of gastrointestinal upset, salivation, and have difficulty walking, you might want to test the water. David... listen now


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