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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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1/18/16 | 10:49 AM
Chickens can be hard to treat when they get sick, so the best medicine is prevention. Bringing in new birds is a leading cause of diseases in chickens. Teresa Morishita is a poultry medicine and food safety professor at Western University in Pomona, California. She recommends a four-week... listen now
1/18/16 | 10:38 AM
You really don’t need a lot of space to entice people to come to your farm. Cliff and Cathy Lafrenz of Donahue, Iowa, have flowers growing in every nook-and-cranny on their two-acre U-pick flower farm. Every spring they plant about 10,000 annuals, and there are perennials as well. Cathy... listen now
1/18/16 | 10:31 AM
The fluttering of orange-and-black monarch butterflies used to be a common site in my area, but they aren’t around as much anymore. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, monarch butterfly populations have been on a steep decline over the past two decades. This is due in... listen now
1/18/16 | 10:24 AM
Anyone can put seeds in the ground and grow a lot of food. But if you don’t know what you’re going to do with it, it can be a problem. Market plans, production plans, and work plans are critical when you sell fresh produce. Susan Jutz of Solon, Iowa, has been growing vegetables for a... listen now
1/18/16 | 10:16 AM
There is a saying, “If you raise livestock, you’ll also have deadstock”. Animal mortality is an issue faced by livestock producers both large and small. One way to handle the remains is to compost it into organic material. Josh Payne is a state poultry specialist at Oklahoma... listen now
1/18/16 | 10:08 AM
Enthusiasm is contagious, especially when you share a common goal. The National Association of Conservation Districts is hoping it can spread the excitement about soil health nationwide through a state-by-state network of “soil health champions”. Lee McDaniel is the president of the... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:29 PM
In most areas of the country, this is the dead of winter. It’s cold and bleak, and spring seems so far away. If you have early spring flowering trees or shrubs, you can remove a few of the branches and force them to bloom inside. Forsythia, flowering dogwood, magnolia, and even fruit trees... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:24 PM
When you crack open an egg and see a vibrant yellow or orange egg yolk, most people assume that’s a sign of a fresh, especially nutritious egg. And it might even taste better. Jacquie Jacob is an Extension poultry associate at the University of Kentucky. She says a dark yellow or orange... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:12 PM
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch, poplar, cottonwood, crabapple, maple, alder, and hickory. Debbie Fluegel is the program manager... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:04 PM
Sara Creech never thought about becoming a farmer – until her husband, Chuck, was diagnosed with colon cancer. When he got sick, they studied nutrition. They bought food from local farmers, fell in love with the idea of starting their own small farm, and began making plans for when he got out... listen now


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