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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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5/4/15 | 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
5/4/15 | 1:37 AM
As the weather warms up you’re probably planning how you’re going to condition and use your horses. We’re also not too far away from mosquito season and the diseases they can transfer. This is an excellent time to give your horses a spring wellness exam. Becky Bott is an... listen now
4/27/15 | 10:17 AM
I’ve been trying to get rid of a lilac bush that grew out of control and wasn’t in a good spot anymore. A couple of years ago I cut the whole thing down to ground level, thinking that should kill it. But no – it came back stronger than ever. Lilacs obviously enjoy a good haircut... listen now
4/27/15 | 10:07 AM
Erin Houghton of Adel, Iowa, was looking for a project for her three kids, ages 14, 7, and 8. The older child had been showing cattle and hogs, but the two little ones also wanted animals to care for on their 10-acre farm. They began researching rabbits and decided on the Angora breed. They... listen now
4/27/15 | 10:01 AM
There is a tree in my front yard that plays very well with coleus. I plant coleus almost every year around it because the wide variety of foliage shapes and colors are striking against the bark of the tree. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2015 to be the year of the coleus. Executive... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:49 AM
I have a huge flower garden in my yard chock full of native plants. Every summer I see a ton of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and even rabbits nesting in the dense foliage. They’re fun to watch and I know it’s beneficial. Drew Larsen is a habitat education specialist with... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:33 AM
Scours is a term for diarrhea in calves under a month old. The condition can strike as early as the first 24-hours after they’re born, and is life-threatening if not treated. It’s caused by bacteria and viruses. Gregg Hanzlicek is a bovine veterinarian at Kansas State University. He... listen now
4/27/15 | 9:26 AM
Power outages can occur any time of the year and be caused by anything from a bad storm to squirrels in the wrong place. It’s a good idea to always be prepared for living without electricity. Ashley Mueller is an extension disaster education coordinator for the University of Nebraska. She... listen now
4/22/15 | 4:12 PM
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways (migratory paths for birds). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in some backyard and commercial poultry flocks. There are three important... listen now
4/20/15 | 11:10 AM
Rock gardens can solve a landscaping dilemma. For example if you’re sick and tired of mowing a slope, add rocks and plants and never mow it again. Even if your land is flat and boring, you can build a berm and make it look like the rocks were naturally always there. Panayoti Kelaidis is... listen now


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