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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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1/11/16 | 3:29 PM
In most areas of the country, this is the dead of winter. It’s cold and bleak, and spring seems so far away. If you have early spring flowering trees or shrubs, you can remove a few of the branches and force them to bloom inside. Forsythia, flowering dogwood, magnolia, and even fruit trees... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:24 PM
When you crack open an egg and see a vibrant yellow or orange egg yolk, most people assume that’s a sign of a fresh, especially nutritious egg. And it might even taste better. Jacquie Jacob is an Extension poultry associate at the University of Kentucky. She says a dark yellow or orange... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:12 PM
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch, poplar, cottonwood, crabapple, maple, alder, and hickory. Debbie Fluegel is the program manager... listen now
1/11/16 | 3:04 PM
Sara Creech never thought about becoming a farmer – until her husband, Chuck, was diagnosed with colon cancer. When he got sick, they studied nutrition. They bought food from local farmers, fell in love with the idea of starting their own small farm, and began making plans for when he got out... listen now
1/11/16 | 2:59 PM
It can be idyllic living the country life, but for a lot of women it can also be challenging, especially if they don’t have many peers in their community who are interested in agriculture. USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has found this to be a common theme as she travels the country... listen now
1/11/16 | 2:48 PM
In pioneer days, native prairies grew in the middle of the United States as far as the eye could see. Today, only a fraction-of-a-percent of those original prairies exist, but there is interest in restoring the prairie ecosystem. Laura Jackson is the director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at... listen now
1/11/16 | 12:50 AM
Anyone who's grown up around snow probably has a favorite sledding hill from their childhood. Flying down a hill is exhilarating, and there are tricks to make your sled go faster. Steve King has a website called devoted to sledding. He says he has a couple of favorite ways to... listen now
1/4/16 | 10:06 AM
It’s been said that no two snowflakes are alike. How do we know this? Have we looked at every single one to be sure? I’ll have that answer for you in just a bit. Ken Libbrecht is a physics professor at Caltech and also an expert in the science of snow. He says before they fall,... listen now
1/4/16 | 9:57 AM
Cody Wranglerstar and his wife had successful corporate jobs and everything they wanted. Their friends thought they were living the dream. But the couple didn’t see much of each other and when their son was born, it put everything into perspective. They needed a change. And boy did they make... listen now
1/4/16 | 9:47 AM
Despite the cold, harsh conditions of winter, your evergreens are still transpiring and need to have that lost water replaced. If moisture lost through the needles is higher than what the tree is taking in through its roots, the needles will turn brown in the spring. This is called “winter... listen now


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