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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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5/11/15 | 10:26 AM
After eating hay all winter, the cattle will be giddy the first time you turn them out on pasture. They’ll suck down the lush, green forage like it’s their last meal. Unfortunately it might be. A condition called “bloat” happens when gas develops from eating high-protein... listen now
5/11/15 | 10:05 AM
My friend Bob, uses the end products of his livestock to fertilize the fields. He has a manure tank with an injector for hog manure, and a manure spreader for the sheep manure and bedding. He applies as soon as the ground thaws and then works it into the soil. Tamilee Nennich is an extension... listen now
5/11/15 | 3:12 AM
I often see bats swooping around our backyard at dusk, going after insects. We don't mind the bats at all and enjoy watching them – as long as they don’t get in the house.     One way to discourage them from invading your space is to put up a bat house. Rob Mies is the... listen now
5/8/15 | 3:49 PM
Millions of poultry around the country are being destroyed because of the avian influenza virus. Some states have declared a "state of emergency" as it spreads from farm-to-farm. Radio editor Jodi Henke talked with virologist Dr. KJ Yoon at Iowa State University's College of... listen now
5/4/15 | 10:38 AM
We had chickens when I was a kid and many of them became pets. They were eventually meant for the freezer, so it was a good lesson in the food chain and the circle of life. Melissa Caughey raises pet chickens in Massachusetts, and has written a book called “A Kid’s Guide to Keeping... listen now
5/4/15 | 10:27 AM
I’ve been growing raspberries in a container on my deck for several years. It’s a hardy, compact bush that puts out a few dozen berries. I just eat them right off the plant – if I can get to them before the birds do. Leonard Perry is an extension horticulturist at the... listen now
5/4/15 | 10:19 AM
It doesn’t matter if you have just a few grapevines or a vineyard that goes on for acres, there are diseases that will attack your grapes if you’re not vigilant in protecting them. Black rot, powdery mildew, phomopsis, and downy mildew are just a few of the fungal diseases that can ruin... listen now
5/4/15 | 10:08 AM
Valeria Barton Pitoni knew there had to be more to life than punching a clock and sitting at a desk all day long. With her children and husband Rich, the family bought a farm near Henderson, Tennessee. Over seven-years, they were busy renovating the house and buildings, and they added animals... listen now
5/4/15 | 9:50 AM
We have a gas grill and use it year-round. I’d love to add other appliances and have a kitchen outside on the patio. I’m not the only one. Consumers are adding small outdoor refrigerators and pizza ovens to reduce trips back into the kitchen. Jim Ginocchi is the president of Coyote... listen now
5/4/15 | 1:45 AM
I’ve seen lichens on some of my trees. I’m never sure if I should remove them, or if it means the tree is rotting. Extension educator David Goerig at Ohio State University says to leave lichens alone. They won't hurt the tree. He says to also think of lichens as the "canary... listen now


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