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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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4/28/14 | 9:18 AM
Tom and Kristi German of Holstein, Iowa, live on 400-acres that had been a conventional row-crop farm for three generations. In 1999, the couple began transforming it into a certified organic farm where they now raise 100% grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, and lamb. They started a direct-marketing... listen now
4/28/14 | 9:12 AM
If you want to grow your own vegetables, but don’t have the space or the time for watering, consider making an Alaska Grow Bucket. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and other plants are well-suited for this system. Jim Lister grew up in Iowa and has been an avid gardener all of his life. When he... listen now
4/28/14 | 9:04 AM
If your pond seems to be getting shallower and the weeds getting thicker, it may be time to have it dredged. Dredging removes the sediment layer, making the pond deeper. Less sunlight penetrates the bottom, which then reduces algae and aquatic plant growth. The standard way has always been to... listen now
4/21/14 | 10:01 AM
One of my favorite scents is lavender. I’ve had lavender soaps, lotions, and potpourri but you just can’t beat the smell of the blooming plant in your own garden. There are many varieties, and what you choose to grow should be suited to your location. Leonard Perry is an extension... listen now
4/21/14 | 9:54 AM
If you’re like me, you want every blade of grass to look perfect after you’re done mowing -- just like a carpet. But no matter how often you mow, an even cut is only possible if the mower deck is set correctly and in the best condition it can be. Mike Ballou is a product manager... listen now
4/21/14 | 9:27 AM
Every spring the first thing I plant is leaf lettuce and spinach, and I do my best to keep the weeds out. They reduce yields by competing for nutrients, water, and light. They can also act as a host for insects and disease pathogens.   Nathan Johanning is an extension educator at the... listen now
4/21/14 | 9:18 AM
Bill Heidig of Spotsylvania, Virginia used to travel back and forth to France for business. He noticed the climate and growing conditions for growing grapes in France was similar to those on his farm. After a lot of thought, Bill and his wife Ann planted a six-acre vineyard in 1980 with the... listen now
4/14/14 | 10:12 AM
The Connell family of Columbia, Missouri lives on 10-acres with chickens, horses, goats, and cattle. But it’s the chickens that are having all the fun, and the family is having a great time watching them. Jennifer Connell says four-years ago, her husband Brian added a covered, fenced-in... listen now
4/14/14 | 10:04 AM
Every spring I fill in the bare spots around my flower gardens with red cedar mulch. It looks nice and smells good, too. Dan Sullivan is an extension soil scientist at Oregon State University. He says the prettier and more uniform the chips are, the more you’ll pay for it. People tend to... listen now
4/14/14 | 9:54 AM
When you buy landscaping plants, do you gravitate to the standards that are widely available and seen in everyone else’s yard? Don’t overlook something different -- it might be a wise choice. Troy Marden is a professional garden designer who has seen his fair share of disasters... listen now


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