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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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4/18/16 | 11:27 AM
The majority of fruit and vegetable growers who sell to farmer’s markets and other local enterprises are small-scale, producing on just a few acres. Machinery saves them time and labor, but it’s also very costly, especially if it’s only used in a certain time frame. Sharing... listen now
4/18/16 | 11:18 AM
Urban teenage boys in Kansas City, Missouri, are cultivating business and life skills on the farm. John Gordon, Jr. is the founder of Boys Grow, a non-profit organization where the boys learn about entrepreneurship through raising and selling fresh vegetables. He says they grow about six-acres... listen now
4/18/16 | 1:45 AM
I’m getting very anxious to get my seeds and transplants in the garden. Unfortunately, if the soil is too cold some seeds won't germinate and the transplants won't thrive. I look at local soil temperature reports online and figure they’re similar to what mine are. Extension... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:56 AM
I get so excited when my local garden centers are chock-full of plants for the spring season – maybe a little too excited. Sometimes my impulses get the best of me and I buy plants I didn’t need. John Fech is an Extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says your best... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:36 AM
Chickens have a particular pecking order and when you add new birds to the flock, everyone will be in a tizzy. But first, you have to quarantine the newcomers for two-weeks to a month to make sure they don’t have any diseases or health issues that the other chickens could catch. Put them... listen now
4/11/16 | 11:28 AM
You know how your digestive system feels when you’ve eaten too much rich food? Your horses can relate. When first put out on pasture in the spring after winter confinement, their metabolism isn’t accustomed to the lush forage, leading to uncomfortable side effects. Ann Swinker is an... listen now
4/11/16 | 9:39 AM
There is a small lake near my house that is a good place to catch panfish. In late spring, we can see the bluegill spawning in shallow, sandy areas. Their bowl-shaped nests look like dimples on a golf ball. Greg Lutz is an aquaculture professor at Louisiana State University's Agricultural... listen now
4/11/16 | 9:16 AM
Springtime means baby animals on the farm. Since it’s not always possible for them to get the nutrition they need from their mother, it’s a good idea to have milk replacer on hand to bottle feed the babies that aren't able to nurse.   Larry Van Roekel is a director of... listen now
4/11/16 | 9:05 AM
Mackenzie Childs is a designer and manufacturer of home furnishings based in Aurora, New York where they still make their handmade ceramics and hand-painted furniture. Its global headquarters aren’t located in a big city, the company sits on a 65-acre former dairy farm. Rebecca Proctor is... listen now
4/11/16 | 12:00 AM
When was the last time you sharpened the blades on your lawn mower? Look at the grass after you’ve mowed it. If the grass blades are ragged and torn, it’s time. Ag Engineer Bobby Grisso at Virginia Tech University says blades really should be sharpened at least once every mowing... listen now


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