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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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3/2/15 | 9:37 AM
It’s been a long winter and I’m itching to get some dirt under my fingernails. Starting vegetable seeds inside helps to satisfy that craving to be in the garden. It’s hard to wait, but generally the time to start your seeds is about eight-weeks before the last expected frost date... listen now
3/2/15 | 9:31 AM
Chicken coops are the Taj Mahal for mice. There’s food, water, and a cozy place to nest and have babies, especially when it’s cold out. However, rodents do not belong there and should be evicted. Sheila Purdum is an Extension poultry specialist at the University of Nebraska. She says... listen now
3/2/15 | 9:23 AM
When you bring home a new horse, he needs to be slowly acclimated to his new surroundings. After all, he’s just been uprooted from everything that was familiar. Jennifer Williams is the executive director of the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas. She says talk to... listen now
3/2/15 | 9:15 AM
If you’re getting itchy for spring, scratch that itch by making sure your small engines will be ready to go when you need them. Dust off the lawn mowers, leaf blowers, string trimmers, and other outdoor equipment. Ray Bohacz is the Engine Answerman for Successful Farming magazine. He says... listen now
3/2/15 | 9:07 AM
I get a kick out of watching the squirrels scamper around the back yard. Squirrels can cause tree damage by gnawing, but ours are so busy raiding the bird feeders I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. Bob Pierce is an extension fish and wildlife specialist at the University of... listen now
3/2/15 | 8:59 AM
There’s a new era in American conservation efforts called the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, or RCPP. Farmers and ranchers don’t directly apply for funding. Instead, they’ll partner up with communities, community-based organizations, universities, or tribal lands to... listen now
2/23/15 | 9:48 AM
The first droppings from newly-hatched baby chicks are naturally sticky, but stress and other factors can make it a real problem. Feces that aren’t the right consistency will stick to the bird on the vent area and clog up their system. It’s called “pasting,” but also known... listen now
2/23/15 | 9:42 AM
Living in the country means wide-open space, fresh air, and peacefulness. No wonder people are flocking in from town. But many don’t realize that there’s also mud, livestock diseases, and an ever-changing climate to deal with. Violet Stone is the program coordinator for the small... listen now
2/23/15 | 9:34 AM
It can be hard to tell whether a horse is getting too fat or too thin unless you give it a body condition score, which is a method of estimating the amount of fat on the animal’s body in degrees from one-to-nine. A new app is available to help you evaluate your horse right from your phone... listen now
2/23/15 | 9:27 AM
I love walking into greenhouses, especially in the cooler months of the year. The warm temperatures and humidity make them so inviting. Unfortunately the bugs think so too, and can wreak a lot of havoc on the plants if they’re not controlled. Ric Bessin is an extension entomologist at the... listen now


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