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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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4/14/14 | 9:43 AM
Every year I go to the local nursery for tomato seedlings and every year I’m overwhelmed with the number of choices. There are literally thousands of tomato varieties grown in the United States. Bob Westerfield is an extension horticulturist at the University of Georgia. He says as you... listen now
4/14/14 | 9:21 AM
When the sheep are sheared every spring, all that wool has to go somewhere. You might as well try to sell it. There are plenty of wool crafters and fiber manufacturers looking for fleece. Gary Erickson with Mid-States Wool Growers says before wool goes to the buyer, it has to be as clean as... listen now
4/7/14 | 11:07 AM
Crop mobs are sprouting up around the country to offer free labor on acreages and urban permaculture farms. Lorig Hawkins is a co-founder of the Texas Young Farmer Coalition, which is a networking group for new and beginning farmers. She says the people who take part in their crop mob are a... listen now
4/7/14 | 9:39 AM
There’s little doubt that the weather has been extreme all over the country the past few years, making it tough on farmers. Flooding erodes away valuable topsoil and nutrients, and drought dries out the soil. Jerry Hatfield is the director of the USDA’s National Laboratory for... listen now
4/7/14 | 9:27 AM
High tunnels are becoming very popular for fruit and vegetable growers. They can be as simple as pipe framework covered with clear plastic, or as complicated as greenhouses. Jeff Kindhart is a senior research specialist in agriculture at the University of Illinois. He says the biggest... listen now
4/7/14 | 9:16 AM
Cow-calf producers want heifers that are able to reproduce and are productive in the herd for a long time. Whether you raise your own or purchase replacement heifers, it’s an investment and can be a major expense for the cow-calf enterprise. Rick Rasby is an extension beef cattle... listen now
4/7/14 | 9:08 AM
Years ago I volunteered at a local living history museum, on an 1850’s farm. One of my jobs was to make butter with the wooden churn. I got pretty good at it and the taste was incredible.  We used fresh milk from the cows, but buying quality cream at the grocery store is just fine for... listen now
3/28/14 | 3:19 PM
Managing disease in the vegetable garden starts with the seeds. There are bacterial and fungal pathogens that can lurk on or inside the seed, waiting to ruin your crop. Sally Miller is a plant pathology professor at Ohio State University. She says not all seeds carry pathogens, but there are a... listen now
3/28/14 | 3:05 PM
You instantly know how plants like tomatoes are growing because you can see them. How’s the carrot crop doing? Hard to tell because it’s underground. For that reason, it’s important to make sure your vegetable bed is well-prepared. Vince Fritz is an extension vegetable... listen now
3/28/14 | 2:47 PM
In my family, the fish to catch and throw into the frying pan is the crappie. They’re plentiful in our area, and we go after them year-round. Darren Thornhill is a fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He says crappie are meant to live in large... listen now


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