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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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2/19/16 | 9:46 AM
If you saw the movie “Farmland”, you know it was meant to connect viewers with people who grow and raise our food. Many people have never stepped foot on a farm and don’t know that 95-percent of the farms in the U-S are family-owned. Nancy Kavazanjian with the U.S. Farmers and... listen now
2/19/16 | 9:39 AM
Crop insurance is a safety net for farmers to protect them from the adverse effects of unpredictable weather. It’s typically been designed for traditional commodities such as corn and soybeans. Growers that produce fruits and vegetables and other specialty crops haven’t had many options... listen now
2/19/16 | 9:33 AM
Talk to any landowner and you’ll probably get an earful about fences. There is no perfect fencing that will fit everyone, especially when livestock and pasture needs change over time. However, cross fences provide pasture management flexibility. They’re installed inside a perimeter... listen now
2/15/16 | 10:23 AM
Got a pasture that’s looking beat up with a lot of bare spots? Spread seed on it now and you’ll have new growth in the spring. This renovation method is called “frost seeding”. Duane Miller is an ag Extension educator at Penn State University. He says seed is put down... listen now
2/15/16 | 10:14 AM
The ring bearer of a wedding in Virginia last summer was really hairy. His name was Tryion and his buddy Sonny – equally as hairy – walked up the aisle with him for moral support. These two are alpacas, owned by Jim and Lisa Beck of Goode, Virginia. The Beck’s have 22 alpacas... listen now
2/15/16 | 10:08 AM
People who live within city limits but want to raise chickens, bees, and other agricultural products are often prohibited from doing so by local zoning ordinances. Gary Taylor is an Extension community and regional planning specialist at Iowa State University. He says most zoning codes that... listen now
2/15/16 | 9:57 AM
Good nutrition and a balanced diet are important for all dogs, but especially for pregnant dogs that need the extra energy. Sarah Abood provides nutritional consultations for small animal patients at the Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She says gestation in most dogs... listen now
2/15/16 | 9:40 AM
The pasture-grazing season is just around the corner, but it’s never too early to think about what your cattle will be eating as we go into next winter. Forage sorghums allow pastures and rangeland to rest while extending the grazing season in the fall. Adam Baldwin is the vice president... listen now
2/8/16 | 11:42 AM
Using trees as living fence posts saves you time and money when putting up a fence. A disadvantage is you don’t get to pick where the posts should go and you can’t be obsessed with straight lines. Brett McLeod is a forestry professor, homesteader, and author of The Woodland Homestead... listen now
2/8/16 | 11:34 AM
Beef, cattle, sheep, and hogs are considered traditional livestock. There is another group of animals that goes beyond what’s commonplace in the barnyard. Bison, elk, alpacas, llamas, and donkeys are examples of “alternative livestock”. Ginger Myers is the Extension marketing... listen now


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