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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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6/27/16 | 10:59 AM
There’s an invasive earthworm wreaking havoc in northern woodlands – it’s called the Crazy Worm. Crazy worms disrupt the natural decomposition of leaf litter on the forest floor. They turn good soil into grainy, dry worm castings that understory plants can’t grow in. They... listen now
6/27/16 | 10:48 AM
In some areas of the country, good alfalfa hay is hard to come by and even harder to afford. Feeding a product called chaffhaye is an alternative to rounding up hay bales. Chaffhaye is green-chopped alfalfa. It’s dried to 50% moisture, lightly misted with molasses, and compressed into air-... listen now
6/27/16 | 10:37 AM
When was the last time you looked at someone’s house and thought, “Wow that’s a nice looking downspout”? My guess is never. A rain chain is a fun, elegant replacement for an ugly downspout. Scott Blevins is the CEO of He says it replaces the vertical... listen now
6/27/16 | 10:23 AM
Middle school students in Hamburg, Iowa asked if they could have a farm on school property, where they would be responsible for running it. The answer was “Yes”. Mike Wells is the school superintendent. He says their farm was started earlier this year when 60 chickens were hatched,... listen now
6/27/16 | 1:50 AM
We put up a tire swing on a big tree in our back yard and the kids were on it for hours. We used an old tractor tire, but that's not the only option anymore. Barbara Butler designs and builds outdoor play structures, and says you don't have to resort to old tires if you're not... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:42 AM
If you pick up a glass of water and see a layer of slime around the edges, you wouldn’t want to drink it. Chickens don’t like slime in their drinking vessels, either. It can harbor contaminants and bacteria that affect their health. Susan Watkins is a poultry science professor at the... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:32 AM
Addy Battel knows she can make a difference and isn’t wasting any time. She helped start a junior high FFA chapter and 4-H club in her town, began a hunger relief project, and also has her own maple syrup and meat businesses. This would be a lot of work for an adult – but Addy is only... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:26 AM
We have a glass tube rain gauge mounted on the rail of our deck with big enough markings that it’s easy to see from inside the house how much rain we got. It measures in quarter-inch increments, which is fine for us. But sometimes you need something with even finer detail. Ray Bohacz is... listen now
6/20/16 | 10:16 AM
Many people on small farms think about having a dairy animal for milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream. The two most popular choices are cows and goats, with sheep sometimes a consideration too. Choosing the right one for you depends on many factors. Jim Paulson is an extension educator at the... listen now
6/20/16 | 3:08 AM
I’ve seen ponds completely covered over in green and chances are good they’ve been infested with duckweed. Duckweed is a small, floating-leaf plant that’s about the diameter of a pencil eraser. It also has a hair-like root that extends down below the leaf. But don’t let its... listen now


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