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7/13/15 | 9:52 AM
Most farmers have a compost pile that they add to after they clean manure out of the barn, mow, or rake leaves. Jim and Sandra Tuthill of South Lyon, Michigan compost their yard waste – and everyone else’s too. Sandra says the Tuthill’s have been farming this land since 1832.... listen now
7/13/15 | 9:29 AM
I’m a bit spoiled living in the Midwest where there’s a lot of black dirt. Great for growing things. However, it’s certainly not perfect and I do have to deal with clay in my gardens. For those of you with red clay soil, you often have to deal with hard-packed material that may... listen now
7/13/15 | 9:04 AM
No matter what species of grasses are in your pasture, they will benefit from mowing. Dan Undersander is an extension forage specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He says there are two main reasons to mow your pasture. One is to control weeds. "We would try to mow just a little bit... listen now
7/13/15 | 3:13 AM
I see deer out in the soybean fields all the time. They love to eat young soybean plants, and farmers hate that. But if you are planting a food plot for deer, you can't go wrong with forage soybeans. Brad Doyle is the manager of Eagle Seed, a company that produces soybeans specifically for... listen now
7/13/15 | 1:36 AM
When I was a kid, our Irish Setter would occasionally tangle with a skunk. We squirted some soap on her, and hosed her off to try to get rid of the offensive odor. Most dogs become smelly and dirty at some point. Veterinarian Tracey Hlede at Oz Animal Hospital in Chicago recommends bathing a dog... listen now
7/6/15 | 9:41 AM
How many times has this happened to you: You planted some beautiful flowers in the landscape and woke up the next day to find that they’ve turned into rabbit food. Where’s Elmer Fudd when you need him? Ward Upham is an extension horticulturist at Kansas State University. He says the... listen now
7/6/15 | 9:31 AM
When you go to the grocery store and buy a carton of eggs, do you pay attention to the size? Maybe you open it to find some eggs are bigger than others, even though the carton is labeled as “medium”. David Frame is an extension poultry specialist at Utah State University. He says... listen now
7/6/15 | 9:24 AM
Crystal Schmidt of Hudson, Wisconsin grew up hunting, foraging, and tending to a garden and beehives. For her, it was a natural step to become a homesteader as an adult. Crystal and her fiancée bought 19 acres of land a year ago, and are working on their goal to grow as much of their own... listen now
7/6/15 | 9:16 AM
When I was in middle school, there was a small creek behind the school building that was chock-full of crawdads. We had a great time at recess catching them, and then freaking out the teachers when we brought them inside! Greg Lutz is an aquaculture professor at Louisiana State University's... listen now
7/6/15 | 9:08 AM
I raised cattle in 4-H for nine-years. On show days, our calves were so well-groomed and pampered it was like one big bovine beauty parlor. They were washed, blow-dried, trimmed, and the hooves were painted. My mom’s job was to rat the ends of their tails into a perfect, round, ball of fluff... listen now


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