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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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9/26/16 | 10:36 AM
Warts are a common skin problem in young cattle. There are several types of bovine papilloma virus that cause warts, and they’re contagious in cattle herds. Dr. Mel Pence is a retired professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia. He says the warts appear cauliflower-like... listen now
9/26/16 | 10:28 AM
Chickens have the natural instinct to peck at something. When you set out a block treat for them, they’re entertained with the pecking, and also get some nutrition. Block treats aren’t meant to replace your flock’s regular feed. They’re formulated to provide supplemental... listen now
9/26/16 | 9:59 AM
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay that was baled with an animal carcass puts them at risk. Although rare, botulism can also develop when... listen now
9/26/16 | 9:51 AM
Like most country women, Toby Wollin of Norwich, New York, has many skills. A couple of years ago, Toby and her husband Darryl Wood bought 123 acres of abandoned farmland – and her skill set grew to include clearing out the honeysuckle and multiflora rose, and draining the swampy areas.... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:39 AM
Backyard beekeeping is a fun hobby for people who want to produce their own honey and have a handy supply of pollinators. The insects can be kept almost anywhere, but there may be instances when you have to move the hives to another location. Pat Ennis is the president of the Iowa Honey... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:31 AM
Scott Roush of Ashland, Wisconsin, is a blacksmith. Through his work he’s also become a bladesmith. He uses fire and a hammer to create artful, useful, heirloom steel blades for knives, axes, and swords. Scott has an interest in the early-iron age, and has learned how to make his own iron and... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:18 AM
Dogs get into tussles with other animals, and explore things they shouldn’t. As a result, they’ll often come home with minor puncture wounds and lacerations.  Fortunately, doctoring the dog isn’t much different than human first-aid. Bob Weedon is the shelter veterinarian... listen now
9/19/16 | 10:17 AM
I am proud of my garden and do my best to keep up with it, but by this time of year, the tomatoes and the weeds are out of control. Some people go into autumn kicking and screaming trying to save that last bloom or last bit of produce. But eventually, you just have to give up. James Baggett is... listen now
9/12/16 | 11:04 AM
  Every now and then we hear of a tragic explosion at a grain elevator. Grain dust is highly combustible. and under the right conditions it ignites. Carol Jones is an associate professor of stored products engineering at Oklahoma State University. She says there are three components that... listen now
9/12/16 | 10:37 AM
A wood stove is great in the winter for supplemental heat, or for the cozy atmosphere it provides. Now is the time to make sure it’s working properly so your investment doesn’t go up in smoke. Larry Brockman is the residential wood smoke team leader for the EPA. He says for safety... listen now


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