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12/29/15 | 3:20 PM
When I want a break from the daily grind, I go outside. Paddling in my kayak, walking the sandbars of a river, or bicycling on a woodland trail bring me so much peace. Nature is the great equalizer. Karma Larsen is a communications associate with the Nebraska Forest Service. She says being out... listen now
12/29/15 | 3:12 PM
When people on public water systems turn on the faucet for a glass of water, they usually assume it’s fit to drink. But if your water comes from a private well, it’s up to you to routinely test your water to make sure nothing harmful has found its way in. Cliff Treyens is the public... listen now
12/21/15 | 4:11 PM
The tractor is a very handy piece of machinery to have when clearing snow in the wintertime. Pushing it around with a blade is very efficient. But snow also adds another dimension of risk in terms of operation. Mark Hanna is an extension ag engineer at Iowa State University. He says a tractor... listen now
12/21/15 | 10:03 AM
We’ve all seen trees with gnarly branches, odd-shaped trunks, and evidence that they’ve weathered a few hefty windstorms. Trees have very expressive body language and can show us what’s going on in their world if we pay attention. Eric Berg is a program leader with the Nebraska... listen now
12/21/15 | 9:57 AM
One of my most detested chores growing up was cleaning up after our horse and 4-H calves in the barn. I couldn’t believe how much poop those creatures would produce on a daily basis! Angie Rieck-Hinz is an Extension field agronomist at Iowa State University. She says part of owning... listen now
12/21/15 | 9:52 AM
Wintertime is frustrating when the diesel tractor won’t start. Maybe the fuel gelled up from the cold. But if that isn’t the issue, perhaps you need to provide a little extra help producing the heat it needs to rev up the engine. Shane Louwerens is a John Deere Ag Tech instructor at... listen now
12/21/15 | 9:45 AM
We adopted our cat Lacy from some neighbors. We took her in as a kitten and found she was born with feline leukemia, contracted from her mother. Fortunately, Lacy’s own immune system was able to fight it and 10-years later, she’s a healthy cat. Feline leukemia is a virus that is... listen now
12/14/15 | 9:56 AM
I’m not a fan of houseplants. Not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I overwater, forget to water, or my cat eats them. I’ve seen air plants for sale in a local nursery, just hanging out in bowls of glass or on some other cutesy thing – and there’s no soil... listen now
12/14/15 | 9:46 AM
Reindeer are cousins of caribou, and can run about 50 m.p.h. They're a little shorter than white-tailed deer, and both female and male reindeer have antlers. The antlers fall off every winter. Daryl Simon raises reindeer in Minnesota, and makes money selling reindeer calves and renting the... listen now
12/14/15 | 9:39 AM
Quite often during my commute to work, I’ll see a few wild turkeys strutting their stuff in a field looking for seeds and bugs. The normal range of a wild turkey is about one-square mile. Seems like plenty of space for them to roam, but there are some things landowners can do to provide a... listen now


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