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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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9/12/16 | 10:04 AM
Kara Brook lives on the east coast of Maryland, and uses beeswax in her artwork. One day she accidentally boiled over a big vat of the wax and decided it would be more sustainable to raise her own bees. With the help of beekeeping mentors, she now has 20 hives on her farm where she collects and... listen now
9/12/16 | 1:51 AM
Our lawn tractor is 13-years old, and it’s starting to show its age. We bought it new, but maybe our next lawn tractor will be a used one. Ray Bohacz is the engine answer man for Successful Farming magazine. He says when you’re shopping for a used machine, do a visual inspection... listen now
9/12/16 | 1:43 AM
I have some daylilies that are getting a little too snug in their bed and crowding each other out. It’s time to divide them for some breathing room – and to have new plants for another spot in the yard or to share. Plants that bloom in spring and early summer such as daylilies, phlox,... listen now
9/6/16 | 1:25 PM
My gardens are shabby by this time of year. I’m pretty good with weeding till about August, then give up. This year I'm making an effort to keep going, because fall is the time when perennial weeds explode in root growth and seed production. For example, one Canada thistle will produce... listen now
9/6/16 | 12:34 PM
When you hear the term GMO, do you understand what it is? GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organism”, which is a specific trait added to a plant to provide a benefit such as insect and disease resistance, drought tolerance, and weed resistance. GMOs were created to help farmers be... listen now
9/6/16 | 12:28 PM
The leaves on the linden tree in my back yard are looking pretty chewed up. They’re shredded and have lots of holes in them. This is normal for that tree, but some people become alarmed by what can look like severe damage. Kelly Feehan is an Extension horticulture educator at the... listen now
9/6/16 | 12:22 PM
I love the smell of candles, and those made from beeswax have a natural, sweet aroma. If you have beehives you can make your own candles. Honeybees bring nectar to the hive and eat it. Their wax glands convert the sugar into wax. It seeps through their pores as tiny flakes, and the bees use it to... listen now
8/29/16 | 4:18 PM
Land owners can tell a lot about the health of the water in a stream or pond by color, water clarity, and dissolved oxygen levels. But there’s another good indicator – bugs. Dip a cup of water and look closely at the sample. It should be teaming with tiny life. If you have pollution,... listen now
8/29/16 | 4:12 PM
The benefits are many when you grow produce under a high tunnel. Season extension, pest management, harvest quality, and yield.  But one disadvantage of a high tunnel is soil sustainability. When you grow several crops and do a lot of tilling, you’re quickly depleting the soil. Joe... listen now
8/29/16 | 4:06 PM
Livestock will need a vaccine or other medications at some point in their life, and some producers do the injecting themselves rather than hiring a veterinarian. It may save time and money, but it also creates the risk of an accidental needle stick in you if you’re not careful. Jeff Bender... listen now


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