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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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1/16/17 | 2:13 AM
I know there are bald eagles living in our area. I’ve seen them from a distance around a lake near my house. My friend Bob, a veterinarian, has had clients bring injured bald eagles to his clinic, and he always contacts the Department of Natural Resources. Jody Millar is the Bald Eagle... listen now
1/9/17 | 11:11 AM
Lainey Morse owns some beautiful land near Corvalis, Oregon. While hosting a child’s birthday party, she struck up a conversation with a parent who was a yoga instructor. With the scenic view of the mountains, she told Lainey it would be a perfect spot for a yoga class. But there was one... listen now
1/9/17 | 11:04 AM
There is a huge farmer’s market in my area and I’m seeing more and more fresh cut flowers available from local producers. David Trinklein is the state floriculture specialist at the University of Missouri. He says cut flower production is a lucrative business, often bringing income... listen now
1/9/17 | 10:54 AM
It can be very rewarding to grow your own small grains – from food for the table, to straw bedding for livestock. Julie Dawson is a horticulture professor at the University of Wisconsin. She says there are a lot of small grains to choose from, such as rye, oats, barley, wheat, emmer,... listen now
1/9/17 | 10:44 AM
I showed cattle in 4-H and after the county fair was over, some of them were sold in the auction ring. I would lead the steer around so bidders could see the animal, and the auctioneer would get the best price he could for it. Kristen Parman with the Livestock Marketing Association says auctions... listen now
1/9/17 | 10:27 AM
A four-year college degree isn’t for everybody. The skilled trades are looking for workers, and the education needed for these occupations doesn’t require as much time. According to the American Welding Society, the average age of current welders is 55-years old. They estimate a... listen now
1/9/17 | 10:19 AM
My parents have miniature horses. This time of year they’re fat and fluffy with a long hair coat, and like to be out in the cold weather despite having a cozy shed to stay in. There are blankets made to help keep horses warm, but most don’t need them. Ann Swinker is an Extension... listen now
1/9/17 | 12:52 AM
We have a fireplace in our house, but I’m glad it’s gas. I can't stand the thought of bringing in firewood with all kinds of bugs living in it! Entomologist Laura Jesse at Iowa State University puts firewood insects into two categories. The first group includes creepy crawlies... listen now
1/3/17 | 12:57 PM
When food animals get sick, a producer could buy over-the-counter feed infused with an antibiotic - until now. A new 2017 rule by the FDA called the “Veterinary Feed Directive,” goes into effect this month. Dr. Scott King with Boehringer Ingelheim says judicious use of antibiotics is... listen now
1/3/17 | 12:34 PM
The Livestock Conservancy wanted to know how many heritage poultry are being raised in the United States, so they took a poultry census over the last year. Jeannette Beranger is the senior programs manager and spearheaded the study. She says getting a chicken to fill out a census form wasn... listen now


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