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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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3/16/15 | 9:48 AM
Jill Bong and her husband, David Marszalec of Conifer, Colorado were just starting out with chicken keeping when they lost a beloved hen. The bird was pecked to death from mating injuries. Their devastation led them to investigate chicken saddles, which are worn on hens’ backs to prevent... listen now
3/16/15 | 9:42 AM
Rocks can be a nice addition to a garden – when they’re above ground. If they’re taking up valuable real estate beneath the surface, plants have a tough time getting the nutrients they need to survive. Allison O’Connor is an extension horticulture agent with Colorado... listen now
3/16/15 | 9:30 AM
Showing beef cattle is a popular project for kids in 4-H and FFA. David Kirkpatrick is a beef extension specialist at the University of Tennessee. He says when you're choosing a steer, the number one quality to pay attention to is disposition. If you can't handle it, it doesn't matter... listen now
3/16/15 | 9:25 AM
We bought a brand new push mower last year and it wasn’t an easy decision. A lot has changed in lawn mowers since we purchased one over a decade ago, so shopping took some time. Rick Zeckmeister is the vice president of marketing for Briggs & Stratton. He says before you step foot in... listen now
3/16/15 | 9:17 AM
Keep an eye on your pet from your smart phone. Most GPS pet trackers snap onto their collars, and communicate with a phone app. The information transmitted can lead you right to them if they decide to run off.   Jeff Zoltara is the vice president of marketing for a pet tracker company called... listen now
3/16/15 | 9:12 AM
When the burly Vikings settled in Iceland more than a-thousand years ago, one of their prized possessions was a chicken with reliable mothering skills and capable of feeding itself. Icelandic chickens nearly became extinct by the 1950s. Those that exist today are descended from a very small... listen now
3/9/15 | 9:48 AM
If the kids say they’re bored all summer, hire them to work on the farm or in your family business. It’s a win-win. Kids develop a work ethic, and learn money management skills. By providing a wage, parents benefit by shifting income to a lower tax bracket. Larry Gearhardt is the... listen now
3/9/15 | 9:41 AM
Moles are strange looking animals. These small, furry critters have beak-like noses, tiny eyes, and huge paddle-like front feet with large claws. They live their lives constantly burrowing in deep underground mazes, dining on insects, earthworms, and white grubs. Most people never know they’... listen now
3/9/15 | 9:33 AM
You can tell when family members are sick, even if they say they feel fine. They just don't behave right. Animals aren't much different. Dee Griffin is with the University of Nebraska's Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center.  He says when cattle feel ill, they are... listen now
3/9/15 | 9:27 AM
Where I live in the Midwest, there are few worries regarding pond fertility. The soil is nutrient rich and our farm ponds and lakes can produce ginormous fish. But in some parts of the country, particularly in the South, those nutrients are scarce and it might be beneficial to add them. Larry... listen now


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