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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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8/4/14 | 9:58 AM
When zucchini comes on, it comes on fast. Those things will double their size in a day! Ignoring zucchini does not make it go away, they'll just grow to be the size of your thigh. Extension Educator Alice Henneman at the University of Nebraska says if the neighbors lock their doors when they... listen now
8/4/14 | 9:38 AM
Whew! It’s a hot one out there today. The humidity in my area makes it even steamier. When you’re working outside in these kinds of conditions, you have to be mindful of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion. This happens when your body responds to the loss of water and salt... listen now
8/4/14 | 9:25 AM
Many farmers install underground tiling systems to divert excess water off fields. Unfortunately, this water can also carry out nitrates, which can negatively impact downstream water. A relatively new practice to reduce the amount of nitrate in drainage water is called a woodchip bioreactor.... listen now
8/4/14 | 9:14 AM
When the veggies come out of the garden, they have to be rinsed off. The easiest way to do it is to build a produce washing station close to where they’re growing. It helps prevent a mess in the kitchen, and foodborne illnesses. Chris Blanchard is a consultant and educator with a company... listen now
8/4/14 | 8:54 AM
Five years ago Lyle Weeda of Dysart, Iowa woke up early in the morning to a strange noise. After checking out the situation from the main floor, Lyle returned upstairs to find the attic and roof gone. The wind storm had also torn through two barns, a toolshed, and a garage. It left only the grain... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:47 PM
Purslane is a common weed that grows just about anywhere, from fertile garden soil to between the cracks in the sidewalk. The stems lay flat on the ground as they radiate from a single taproot. Mats of fleshy, succulent leaves look like baby jade plants. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:38 PM
When I’m working outside in the summertime, I’m often annoyed by small bees that would rather land on me than the flowers I’m tending. They’re sweat bees, and range in color from black to metallic green, depending on the species. They feed on pollen and nectar, but they... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:29 PM
Getting flowers from the florist is nice, but tomorrow morning when the dew is still wet and your flowers are sleepy, cut a few to make your own bouquet.  Fill a pretty vase and show off the bounty of your cutting garden. Put your personality into it and don’t be afraid of making a... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:18 PM
Patty Hanson remembers how her father took such pride in his 101-acre farm near Orangeville, Illinois. Gene Meads also loved to entertain and share the place with friends and family. When he passed away a few years ago, Patty wondered what would become of the farmhouse that held so many memories... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:11 PM
If you have a lot of birds on your farm, chances are the ecosystem is healthy. Researchers at the University of Nebraska have developed what they call a “healthy farm index.” It measures things like clean water, fertile soil, and abundant wildlife. The researchers determined that the... listen now


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