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Host Jodi Henke shares 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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2/20/17 | 9:08 AM
When Keith Helland goes camping, there’s fishing, hiking, and s’mores. And gardening. Keith and his wife JoAnne live in their RV at Three Fingers Campground near Forest City, Iowa, from April till October. He loves to grow things so when new owners took over the campground a few... listen now
2/20/17 | 9:02 AM
The vegetables you ate for dinner last night were probably a lot different than the veggies your grandparents would have eaten. Our food changes over time and so does our response to those changes. According to a study by the University of Texas, the nutrient content in food has declined... listen now
2/13/17 | 10:51 AM
If your garden or your crops haven’t been doing well, grab a handful of your soil. What do you see? You’ll probably say “dirt” and maybe even an earthworm, but soil has a lot going on that the eye can’t detect. What happens underground directly affects what’s... listen now
2/13/17 | 10:29 AM
Stan and Janetta Bauer of Bloomington, Illinois, started out raising sheep on their acreage. They hoped to spin the wool into yarn. But sheep weren’t the perfect fit the couple was looking for. Then a friend suggested they try alpacas.  Stan says twelve years ago, they bought two of them... listen now
2/13/17 | 10:21 AM
The term “stockmanship” is one of those words that’s hard to define. It’s usually associated with low-stress livestock handling while getting animals to do what you want them to do. However, it involves the whole life of the livestock in our care. Lee Jones is an... listen now
2/13/17 | 9:45 AM
Efficiently and economically producing crops and vegetables on a small-scale commercial farm is highly dependent on the tools that help you do the job. Andy Pressman is a sustainable agriculture specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology. He says when looking for the right... listen now
2/13/17 | 9:27 AM
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be reacting to dust in the barn.   Katy Ivester is a veterinarian at Purdue University. ... listen now
2/13/17 | 12:48 AM
Years ago I volunteered at a living history pioneer farm and learned a lot of skills from the 1850’s, including how to churn butter. It is a simple, yet fascinating proces. Lynn Blanchard is the test kitchen director for Better Homes and Gardens. She says if you'd like to try making... listen now
2/6/17 | 12:57 PM
Community Supported Agriculture programs, or CSA’s, are a way for people to support farmers by buying fresh, seasonal food from them. Today, there is a lot more competition from big box stores that source local food. As a result, many CSA farmers are losing customers. Simon Huntley is the... listen now
2/6/17 | 12:46 PM
I’m notorious for buying more at the grocery store than we can eat. I always have good intentions, but a lot of it ends up looking like a botany experiment in my fridge. Joan Ruskamp is a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. She says not only are we wasting the food, but we’re... listen now


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