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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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4/27/15 | 10:01 AM
There is a tree in my front yard that plays very well with coleus. I plant coleus almost every year around it because the wide variety of foliage shapes and colors are striking against the bark of the tree. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2015 to be the year of the coleus. Executive... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:49 AM
I have a huge flower garden in my yard chock full of native plants. Every summer I see a ton of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and even rabbits nesting in the dense foliage. They’re fun to watch and I know it’s beneficial. Drew Larsen is a habitat education specialist with... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:33 AM
Scours is a term for diarrhea in calves under a month old. The condition can strike as early as the first 24-hours after they’re born, and is life-threatening if not treated. It’s caused by bacteria and viruses. Gregg Hanzlicek is a bovine veterinarian at Kansas State University. He... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:26 AM
Power outages can occur any time of the year and be caused by anything from a bad storm to squirrels in the wrong place. It’s a good idea to always be prepared for living without electricity. Ashley Mueller is an extension disaster education coordinator for the University of Nebraska. She... listen now
4/22/15 | 4:12 PM
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways (migratory paths for birds). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in some backyard and commercial poultry flocks. There are three important... listen now
4/20/15 | 11:10 AM
Rock gardens can solve a landscaping dilemma. For example if you’re sick and tired of mowing a slope, add rocks and plants and never mow it again. Even if your land is flat and boring, you can build a berm and make it look like the rocks were naturally always there. Panayoti Kelaidis is... listen now
4/20/15 | 10:53 AM
John Rigdon of Jarrettsville, Maryland, owns one of the oldest farms in the United States. It began in 1728, as a land grant of one-thousand acres from the king of England. The land has been passed down through his family for eleven generations. The house, buildings, and 200 of the original acres... listen now
4/20/15 | 10:46 AM
Good cultural practices and integrated pest management is important for keeping a greenhouse pest-free. But sometimes, the bugs get the upper hand and you have to reach for a pesticide. Ric Bessin is an Extension entomologist at the University of Kentucky. He says the first order of business is... listen now
4/20/15 | 10:30 AM
Those who make hay know to do it when the sun shines. Sometimes it’s a very narrow window of opportunity, so the last thing you want is downtime because the machinery isn’t cooperating. This is a good time to check over your equipment so it’s ready when you are. Dennis Murphy... listen now
4/20/15 | 1:00 AM
  Zero-turn mowers are nimble and quick. Their tight turning radius means you can zip around trees and flower beds with ease and if you’re cutting grass in a wide, open space, they’ll get the job done in no time. If you have to mow more than a half-acre of grass and the terrain... listen now


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