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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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11/28/16 | 10:40 AM
Livestock producers lose thousands of sheep, lambs, and other animals to predators, leading to millions of dollars in losses. Coyotes, bobcats, even domestic dogs are enemy number one. Charlie Lee is a wildlife management expert at Kansas State University. He says how you control predators... listen now
11/28/16 | 10:29 AM
Millions of tons of food in the United States ends up in our landfills. Patrick Pittaluga of Atlanta, Georgia would rather it end up feeding fish and farm animals. Patrick is starting a business called “Grubbly Farms,” where consumer food waste is fed to black soldier flies, and the... listen now
11/28/16 | 10:24 AM
Using small grains that grew on your own land makes baking a loaf of bread or bottling your own beer even more special. But if the grain isn’t dried and stored properly after the harvest, it could mold, be devoured by insects, or even become unsafe to consume. Small quantities of grain can... listen now
11/28/16 | 10:18 AM
I had four rabbits as a kid. Their names were Laverne, Shirley, Fonzie, and Richie. We had lots of fun raising them as pets. They were white with black noses, feet, ears, and pink eyes. I think they were they were the Californian breed. Travis West is an Extension educator at Ohio State... listen now
11/28/16 | 9:52 AM
The Christmas tree that stands on the West Lawn at the U-S Capitol is a national tradition that dates back to 1964. In 1970, the U-S Forest Service was asked to provide a tree. Since then, a different national forest has been chosen each year to find, harvest, and deliver the tree to Washington, D.... listen now
11/21/16 | 3:11 PM
Turkens don't have feathers on their necks. Often referred to as Naked Neck Chickens or Transylvanian Naked Necks, some people think Turkens are a cross between a turkey and a chicken, but that's not the case.   Tyler Danke owns a poultry business called Purely Poultry in Freemont,... listen now
11/21/16 | 10:46 AM
Live Christmas trees are a highly personal choice. One of my creative neighbors cut down a large shrub a few years ago, brought it in the house, and stuck lights and ornaments on it. R-J Laverne is a certified master arborist and manager of education and training at the Davey Tree Expert company... listen now
11/21/16 | 10:38 AM
Every woodland has a story of how it came to be. If the land has been in the family for some time, you’ve probably heard tales about the tornado that wiped out the trees or when a fire roared through. A woodland that is new to you may not come with the historical knowledge, but there are ways... listen now
11/21/16 | 9:43 AM
A nine-year study done by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service analyzed the benefits and effects of increasing the number of plant species sown into a pasture. Howard Skinner is a physiological plant ecologist who worked on the study. He says in one pasture, they planted an orchard... listen now
11/21/16 | 12:46 AM
Annie Fleck spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband, Frank, on their Illinois farm.  There were tremendous challenges throughout the years, and eventually Frank had to find an off-farm job. Annie took over the management of the farm, made tough... listen now


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