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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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5/2/16 | 8:58 AM
A garden pond with a waterfall adds oxygen for fish, and helps prevent the water from getting stagnant. Listening to cascading water is pure relaxation. A waterfall can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. Liz Bodziony is the director of sales for Smart Pond.  She says to build a solid... listen now
5/2/16 | 8:52 AM
My mother had a big vegetable garden when I was a kid and the crop I remember the most is her beets. She’d slice up and pickle those round, purple roots and they were actually quite tasty. Beets are high in fiber, rich in vitamins A-and-C, and have more iron than spinach. John Strang is an... listen now
5/2/16 | 3:12 AM
I often see bats swooping around our backyard at dusk, going after insects. We don't mind the bats at all and enjoy watching them – as long as they don’t get in the house.     One way to discourage them from invading your space is to put up a bat house. Rob Mies is the... listen now
5/2/16 | 12:00 AM
When you see a stream bank with bare spots and trees falling in, it’s a sign that the bank need to be stabilized. Paul Rodrigue is a supervisory engineer with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He says bank erosion often happens when something in that stream channel is amiss.... listen now
4/25/16 | 2:31 PM
Bluegill and other sunfish are common species in ponds, but there are benefits to stocking hybrid sunfish. Michael Masser is a fisheries specialist with Texas Agri-life Extension. He says the most common hybrid sunfish is a cross between a bluegill sunfish and a green sunfish. Pond owners like... listen now
4/25/16 | 10:59 AM
When I was at my local nursery last spring, I saw they had celery transplants. I’ve never tried growing celery so I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a try. We had a fairly wet summer, so it grew pretty well. Brad Bergefurd is an extension horticulture educator at Ohio State... listen now
4/25/16 | 10:49 AM
Chicken feeders come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  One problem with tube feeders is that they can become clogged if you’re feeding mash, and the chickens can’t get to the feed. Wayne Martin is an extension alternative livestock systems specialist at the University of Minnesota... listen now
4/25/16 | 9:59 AM
Backyard beekeeping is a popular hobby, and people who breed honeybees are working hard to ensure you’ll have successful hives for years to come. Jim Tew is the state beekeeping specialist for Alabama Cooperative Extension. He says there are two basic herds of honeybees – managed,... listen now
4/25/16 | 9:48 AM
The land on Polyface Farm of Swoope, Virginia has been worked for over two-centuries. You’d think it would be tired out, but owner Daniel Salatin says they’re healing the land and the food it produces. All they’re doing is following nature’s template to capture nutrients... listen now
4/25/16 | 3:12 AM
Sometimes creating a good wildlife habitat is about taking away rather than adding.  Strip disking gets rid of thick mats of grass, briars, and shrubs. It stimulates the soil and regenerates valuable cover and food. Wildlife Specialist Brian MacGowan at Purdue University says strip disking... listen now


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