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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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3/7/16 | 9:18 AM
Do you find that after weeding a row of flowers you have more energy, or after harvesting vegetables you feel a sense of peace?  You’ve experienced the therapeutic benefits of horticulture. Patty Cassidy is a registered horticultural therapist in Oregon, and president of Friends of... listen now
3/7/16 | 9:07 AM
Alli Kelley has always wanted to live on a farm. When she left her suburban life for college, she wanted to learn everything she could about horses and livestock so she could own her own farm someday. When she started working on her master’s degree in animal nutrition, Alli and her husband... listen now
3/7/16 | 8:59 AM
Occasionally, a farm store will have a good deal on motor oil and it’s not a bad idea to stock up to save money. But, you may be wondering about the shelf life of oil, and the best way to store it. Jim Wills is a biosystems engineering professor at the University of Tennessee. He says... listen now
3/7/16 | 2:08 AM
When the pond isn’t completely surrounded by plants, it’s a lot easier to get in there to fish, swim, and launch a boat. Tadd Barrow is a water quality specialist with HAB Aquatic Solutions in Nebraska. He says rather than using chemicals to kill aquatic plants, prevent them from... listen now
3/7/16 | 12:38 AM
Livestock have a keen sense of hearing – and a good memory. Loud voices and yelling can scare them more than clanging gates, and they’ll remember you the next time you want them to do something. When cattle are calm, they eat better, drink better, and respond better to vaccines. Your... listen now
2/29/16 | 10:03 AM
Take a good look at the buildings on your farm. If they’re showing their age, they may be draining your bank account. Outdated design and technology is prevalent in many farm structures, increasing operating costs. Making improvements to these buildings could save you lots of money down the... listen now
2/29/16 | 9:57 AM
People get into beekeeping for a variety of reasons. Maybe they want the honey, need the bees for pollinating a fruit crop, or just to help increase the declining honeybee population. It’s wise for new beekeepers to start out small with just a couple of hives. You will also need a hive tool... listen now
2/29/16 | 9:50 AM
I have to swat enough flies during the summer, so I don’t appreciate being bothered now, too. But, unfortunately, a balmy day or two this time of year literally draws flies out of the woodwork. Barb Ogg is an extension educator emeritus at the University of Nebraska. She says there are two... listen now
2/29/16 | 1:00 AM
Trees growing on your property are always searching for moisture and nutrients. Unfortunately, they might find them in your septic system. If there’s any seepage from the pipe feeding the tank or the discharge pipe leading to the drain field, tree roots are relentless in their quest to get... listen now
2/29/16 | 12:38 AM
At my county fair, raising bucket calves is a popular program and gets kids interested in livestock. The calves are usually purchased when they’re 1-to-10 days old from dairy or beef producers. They are orphans, or sold for other reasons. Duane Lienemann is an extension educator at the... listen now


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