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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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11/24/14 | 9:09 AM
Twelve-volt batteries are used in everything from your car, to the tractor, to the fishing boat. If you find yourself in a situation where the battery is dying and needs to be recharged, you’ll need a battery charger. Not all chargers are the same so be sure to read the instructions and be... listen now
11/17/14 | 1:19 PM
Elizabeth Millard and her partner Karla Pankow run Bossy Acres, a 5-acre community supported agriculture operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They started the farm in late summer and got the soils ready for the next year, but felt very restless from having to wait to plant anything. So while the... listen now
11/17/14 | 1:12 PM
Nearly all goats have two coats. The top layer is called guard hair, and the undercoat is a down. Some goats have such exquisite down that it’s turned into highly-coveted cashmere. Beth Bohnert raises goats for cashmere on her small farm in Tennessee. She says cashmere isn’t a... listen now
11/17/14 | 12:29 PM
Don’t seal up the chicken coop in cold weather to keep your birds warm. They’ll be toasty, but they’ll also get sick. Sheila Purdum is an extension poultry specialist at the University of Nebraska. She says inadequate ventilation can allow a hazardous build-up of ammonia and... listen now
11/17/14 | 12:21 PM
The river that supplies your town with drinking water – is it polluted? Or how about your favorite lake – is it safe for swimming and fishing? A website and smartphone app called “How’s My Waterway” will give you that information on thousands of lakes, rivers, and... listen now
11/17/14 | 12:09 PM
Having a shop in the barn or the shed is a time-saver for maintenance and making repairs, but safety should be your number one priority. Dave Mowitz is a shop specialist with Successful Farming magazine. He says many shops don’t have the right lighting, which is a safety hazard if you can... listen now
11/10/14 | 12:08 PM
Lye soap has been used for centuries to clean things and people. The three basic ingredients are lye, animal or vegetable fat, and water. You can make your own lye from wood ash, but it’s easier to buy it. In the stores, it’s called sodium hydroxide. Jenny Lamb has homesteaded in... listen now
11/10/14 | 11:59 AM
Paddlefish are found in 26 states that have a connection with the Mississippi River basin, but their numbers in the wild have been declining. However, this dinosaur-age fish, an ancient cousin to the sturgeon, is becoming a hot commodity in fish farming. Steve Mims is a professor of aquaculture... listen now
11/10/14 | 9:48 AM
After living in big cities and working for large companies for many years, Bob and Sally Fitz wanted to go back to Bob’s rural roots with a farm to call their own. They found 63-acres of beautiful terrain near South Amherst, Massachusetts, and grow pumpkins, garlic, and many varieties of... listen now
11/10/14 | 9:35 AM
Many honeysuckle species are revered for their sweet scent and beauty. The Amur honeysuckle is not one of them. It’s an invasive, aggressive shrub that can grow to 20-feet tall. Ryan McEwan is an associate professor of environmental ecology at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He says the... listen now


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