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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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8/15/16 | 1:39 AM
When my family was raising chickens, we made sure they had a lot of water to drink and plenty of shade to help prevent heat stress.   Sheila Purdum is a poultry specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She says chickens don't sweat, so they have to pant to keep themselves cool... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:46 AM
I’m really good about having our lawn tractor serviced at the end of the year and checking things over first thing in the spring. Unless something goes wrong, I usually don’t pay attention to the maintenance of the machine during the mowing season. But I should. Ray Bohacz is the... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:40 AM
Birds, deer, raccoons, squirrels, even black bears will help themselves to your sweet corn patch, usually right before you’re ready to harvest. But how do you know what critter is eating it? Becky McPeake is an Extension wildlife expert at the University of Arkansas. She says the first... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:28 AM
Lynn Steiner is a native plant horticulturist and author of a new book called “Grow Native”. Lynn and her husband Ted live on 18-acres north of Stillwater, Minnesota. It’s a 115-year old homestead, and she has put in a cottage entry garden, lots of mixed borders around the house... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:22 AM
It’s like being in a horror movie: You go for a swim in the pond and when you come out, your legs are covered with leeches. It’s alarming, but leeches don’t transmit diseases. In fact, they’ve been used for thousands of years for medical purposes. Either pick them off by... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:15 AM
There’s a big farmer’s market in my area that has some of the most beautiful cut flowers I’ve ever seen. They’re perfect – unlike the flowers in my garden – and I’ll bet they’re being grown under high tunnels.   Dave Dowling is the president... listen now
7/22/16 | 10:06 AM
Benjamin Kant has no background in farming, but he is an entrepreneur. He became interested in growing things and decided to prove that urban farming can be profitable. His vision is to grow fresh food in the same city where it’s eaten. Benjamin built a 10,300 square-foot commercial-scale... listen now
7/8/16 | 1:50 PM
Feral hogs are an invasive, destructive pest wreaking havoc from Canada to Mexico. They eat nearly everything in sight and are a serious threat to fish, forests, wildlife, and crops. A group of ten hogs can destroy 10-acres of cropland in one evening. They also carry many diseases that can be... listen now
7/8/16 | 1:40 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and quite often through a camera lens. Kelly and Charlie Gerszewski of Manvel, Texas were looking for a quiet place for themselves and their young daughter, Grace. They found a stunning little farm on just under four-acres that was love-at-first-sight... listen now
7/8/16 | 1:32 PM
There is a big birch tree in my front yard that has become so shady, even weeds have a hard time growing underneath it. I’ve given up on grass completely. Lynn Steiner is a native horticulturist and author of a new book called “Grow Native”. She says one of the more difficult... listen now


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