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Host Jodi Henke shares 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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7/23/18 | 9:25 AM
Baby-boomers are inundating the leisure travel market and are a niche audience for agritourism businesses. Now more than ever, group travelers are looking for experiences rather than shopping opportunities. Tour busses, car clubs and bikers will veer off the traditional routes if an attraction... listen now
7/16/18 | 9:43 AM
You’ve worked hard to get your animals ready for county and state fairs. The last thing you want is for your livestock to pick up or transmit a disease while there. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven is the South Dakota State Veterinarian. He says on a broader sense, disease control depends on the... listen now
7/9/18 | 2:57 PM
If you take pride in growing beautiful flowers, exhibit them at the county or state fair. You don’t have to be an expert in floral design, just select your best possible specimens at the time of harvest for exhibit. Skyler Brasel is an FFA floriculture showmanship judge at the Iowa State... listen now
7/2/18 | 11:19 AM
High tunnels hold the heat for growing crops in spring and fall. But this time of year, they can get much hotter than plants prefer. Cool season crops like lettuce will not germinate when soil temperatures get above 80-degrees. Greens and brassicas will send up a flower stalk and become bitter. The... listen now
7/2/18 | 10:38 AM
E.coli, salmonella, and other pathogens on fruits and vegetables can make people sick if the produce isn’t well washed or cooked. As a preventive measure, chlorine, chlorine dioxide gas and other sanitizers have been used to sanitize produce. But packaging chlorine dioxide in a proprietary... listen now
6/18/18 | 3:06 PM
Kids have so much fun when they visit a farm or petting zoo. They climb on the playground, pet the animals, and then have something to eat and put their hands in their mouth. Yuk. Agritourism operations with handwashing facilities can help prevent customers from getting sick. Danelle Bickett-... listen now
6/11/18 | 3:45 PM
Dave Crinklaw and his father Bob started an orchard spraying business in 1982. As their California business grew, so did the challenges of finding labor.  Dave also wanted to increase efficiency, so he developed a driverless orchard sprayer. It’s called the Global Unmanned Spray System,... listen now
6/4/18 | 9:40 AM
This is the time of year when the risk of severe weather is high. Combine bad weather with oodles of patrons at your agritourism event, and you could have a real emergency to deal with. The time to prepare is when the sun is shining. Everyone involved in your operation should help with planning and... listen now
5/29/18 | 11:28 AM
Last summer was a bad one for Japanese beetles in my area. Thousands devoured my knock-out roses, green beans, and the leaves on our linden tree. Like blood to a shark, the smell of their favorite plants causes the nasty little beasts to go into a feeding-frenzy. James Quinn is a regional... listen now
5/21/18 | 9:26 AM
An invasive plant-hopping pest has been found in several Eastern states and has the potential to spread. It’s called the spotted lanternfly and got here from Asia in 2014. It’s a threat to hardwoods and timber, grapes, peaches, and more. Emelie Swackhamer is a horticulture Extension... listen now


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