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4/18/16 | 4:15 PM
American Lowline cattle are a great fit for a small acreage owner who wants to raise beef but doesn't have a lot of space. Lowlines are related to the Angus breed but more compact, with shorter legs and smaller bodies. A full-grown Lowline cow weighs about 900-pounds, and stands about 45-inches... listen now
4/18/16 | 12:49 PM
I have a large bin composter that turns my kitchen scraps into black gold for the garden. I know many of you have compost piles. But if you don’t have the room or don’t want the sight of it, dig a trench and bury your compost pile underground. Earthworms and microorganisms in the soil... listen now
4/18/16 | 12:40 PM
There is tremendous value in timber. It can fund your dreams or become a legacy for your grandchildren. It also brings out crooks who steal trees or don’t pay you for what they’re worth.   Jesse Randall is an extension forester with Iowa State University. He says timber prices... listen now
4/18/16 | 12:33 PM
Given the opportunity, goats will eat just about anything. But that doesn’t mean they should. Goats need good nutrition to be healthy just like any other animal. Susan Schoenian is an extension sheep and goat specialist at the University of Maryland. She says when the pasture’s... listen now
4/18/16 | 11:27 AM
The majority of fruit and vegetable growers who sell to farmer’s markets and other local enterprises are small-scale, producing on just a few acres. Machinery saves them time and labor, but it’s also very costly, especially if it’s only used in a certain time frame. Sharing... listen now
4/18/16 | 11:18 AM
Urban teenage boys in Kansas City, Missouri, are cultivating business and life skills on the farm. John Gordon, Jr. is the founder of Boys Grow, a non-profit organization where the boys learn about entrepreneurship through raising and selling fresh vegetables. He says they grow about six-acres... listen now
4/18/16 | 1:45 AM
I’m getting very anxious to get my seeds and transplants in the garden. Unfortunately, if the soil is too cold some seeds won't germinate and the transplants won't thrive. I look at local soil temperature reports online and figure they’re similar to what mine are. Extension... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:56 AM
I get so excited when my local garden centers are chock-full of plants for the spring season – maybe a little too excited. Sometimes my impulses get the best of me and I buy plants I didn’t need. John Fech is an Extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says your best... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:36 AM
Chickens have a particular pecking order and when you add new birds to the flock, everyone will be in a tizzy. But first, you have to quarantine the newcomers for two-weeks to a month to make sure they don’t have any diseases or health issues that the other chickens could catch. Put them... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:28 AM
You know how your digestive system feels when you’ve eaten too much rich food? Your horses can relate. When first put out on pasture in the spring after winter confinement, their metabolism isn’t accustomed to the lush forage, leading to uncomfortable side effects. Ann Swinker is an... listen now


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