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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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10/6/14 | 9:39 AM
When the leaves fall off of my trees, I run over them with the lawn mower and let the shreddings stay on the ground. But if we’ve had a lot of rain that’s created a thick, dense mat of leaves, out comes the rake. Zac Reicher is a turfgrass professor at the University of Nebraska. He... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:23 AM
Ellie Laks has always been obsessed with animals. When she was seven-years old, she started noticing that some critters needed help. She brought home stray dogs and cats and baby birds so she could save them and they’d be her friends. Ellie says her parents were not amused. They would get rid... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:15 AM
Springs help keep water level constant and your livestock will enjoy the cool water.   Jeff Bettinger is a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS. He says if livestock are currently drinking from a pond, a stream, or mud holes, collecting water... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:08 AM
My backyard has been certified as an “official wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.  I have birdbaths and feeders, lots of native plants and shrubs, and bird houses. It’s a wonderful, changing refuge for my family and we get so much enjoyment from watching... listen now
10/6/14 | 8:52 AM
 Bison were hunted nearly to extinction at the end of the 19th century.  Today, the bison business is a strong, growing industry. Dave Carter is the executive director of the National Bison Association. He says the first-ever national study of bison ranching is underway. The... listen now
9/26/14 | 10:24 AM
It's tempting to prune up the tree branches, but it's better to just leave them alone for now Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says after the leaves fall off a tree or shrub, you can easily see its structural flaws such as rubbing branches... listen now
9/26/14 | 10:02 AM
When you visit a pumpkin patch and see pumpkins that appear more pink than orange, you’re not hallucinating. They really are pink. Farmers across the country are signing up with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to help in the fight against breast cancer.   Renee Mattingly is a board... listen now
9/26/14 | 9:54 AM
Gardening is chaotic in the spring. You want to start planting, but it’s too wet. You should really test the soil pH levels, but who has time for that when you’re in a hurry to get stuff in the ground? That’s why fall is a perfect time to prepare your garden soil for spring so you... listen now
9/26/14 | 9:48 AM
Baby chicks are cute, but some people want to start or add to a flock with adult birds. There’s no waiting time for eggs, and the setup might be easier and less expensive. But, there are other issues to consider. Phil Clauer is an extension poultry specialist at Penn State University. He... listen now
9/26/14 | 9:39 AM
Local food is on a roll. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmer’s Market Directory website lists 8,268 markets, which is an increase of 76-percent since 2008. But, there are even more avenues for consumers to buy local food and the USDA is taking note. Anne Alonzo is... listen now


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