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4/7/14 | 9:16 AM
Cow-calf producers want heifers that are able to reproduce and are productive in the herd for a long time. Whether you raise your own or purchase replacement heifers, it’s an investment and can be a major expense for the cow-calf enterprise. Rick Rasby is an extension beef cattle... listen now
4/7/14 | 9:08 AM
Years ago I volunteered at a local living history museum, on an 1850’s farm. One of my jobs was to make butter with the wooden churn. I got pretty good at it and the taste was incredible.  We used fresh milk from the cows, but buying quality cream at the grocery store is just fine for... listen now
3/28/14 | 3:19 PM
Managing disease in the vegetable garden starts with the seeds. There are bacterial and fungal pathogens that can lurk on or inside the seed, waiting to ruin your crop. Sally Miller is a plant pathology professor at Ohio State University. She says not all seeds carry pathogens, but there are a... listen now
3/28/14 | 3:05 PM
You instantly know how plants like tomatoes are growing because you can see them. How’s the carrot crop doing? Hard to tell because it’s underground. For that reason, it’s important to make sure your vegetable bed is well-prepared. Vince Fritz is an extension vegetable... listen now
3/28/14 | 2:47 PM
In my family, the fish to catch and throw into the frying pan is the crappie. They’re plentiful in our area, and we go after them year-round. Darren Thornhill is a fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He says crappie are meant to live in large... listen now
3/28/14 | 2:36 PM
Most sheep are born with long tails, and many owners shorten them. Wool breeds are more likely to have their tails docked than the hair breeds. Burton Pfliger is the Vice President of the American Sheep Industry Association. He says tails are shortened for the health and welfare of the animals... listen now
3/28/14 | 2:25 PM
I always look forward to the first time we mow the yard. The smell of freshly cut grass is so pleasant, and immediately makes me think of summer – even if it’s still a long time off! But before the mowing happens, we have to put the mower through a spring maintenance routine that... listen now
3/24/14 | 2:15 PM
Growing a bed of asparagus takes some patience in the beginning, but a well-prepared garden patch will be prolific for years.   It’s best to start an asparagus crop with one-to-two-year-old crowns. Look for thick storage roots, which will provide the energy for developing ferns and... listen now
3/24/14 | 2:05 PM
My favorite time to go fishing is early in the spring when the ice is gone, the water is clear, and the algae hasn’t taken over yet. If algae is a constant problem in your pond, nip it before it gets out of control.   Bryan Swistock is an extension water quality specialist at Penn... listen now
3/24/14 | 1:55 PM
We have a canoe for paddling around the lake in our town, and also use it for fishing. It's nothing fancy, just a nice stable boat, and it's what we were looking for when it was purchased. Jeff Holmes is the owner of Canoe Sport Outfitters in Indianola, Iowa and says canoes vary by... listen now


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