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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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6/13/16 | 10:13 AM
Jacob Shuman had trouble learning and struggled in elementary school, especially with math. It was discovered that his birth mother drank during pregnancy, and he has fetal alcohol syndrome. His mom convinced him to join 4-H so he could meet people and develop new learning skills. That was 10-years... listen now
6/13/16 | 8:59 AM
As the saying goes, make hay while the sun shines. But there is always the chance that rain will disrupt the process. Dan Undersander is an extension forage specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He says the effect that rain has on hay quality and yield depends on how much rain falls, and... listen now
6/13/16 | 3:08 AM
My family and I love to camp. But with the increased popularity of public campgrounds, it's become somewhat difficult to find a nice spot where you're not right on top of the next campsite. Campers want to feel secluded, like they're a part of the great outdoors. If your land has the... listen now
6/13/16 | 1:44 AM
If the green in your lawn is moss and not grass, there's a problem. David Robson is a horticulture specialist at the University of Illinois. He says there are two conditions that make moss pop up – when the soil is moist, and when there's little light reaching the ground. Moss is... listen now
6/6/16 | 11:57 AM
This is the rainy season in my neck of the woods. Getting out to mow before my lawn grows into a tall prairie sometimes requires cutting the grass when it’s wet, even though I know I shouldn’t. Ward Upham is an extension horticulturist at Kansas State University. He says mowing wet... listen now
6/6/16 | 11:21 AM
Part of a forest management plan often involves marketing the mature trees. You can make a lot of money from your woodland. However, do not have a timber sale by yourself.  Most people don’t know the value of their trees and can easily be taken advantage of. Jesse Randall is an... listen now
6/6/16 | 10:31 AM
As you’re out camping or enjoying your back yard, keep in mind that a hungry bear may not be far away. Jeff Beringer is a resource scientist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He says black bears are on the move in the spring for a couple of reasons. One is that they’ve... listen now
6/6/16 | 9:40 AM
Carrots are a popular vegetable in the home garden, but the soil has to be loose and free of debris or they’ll develop weird shapes. I once had a carrot that formed legs and it looked like a pair of pants. Planting them is an exercise in patience, and perhaps the use of a magnifying glass... listen now
6/6/16 | 9:22 AM
Cheryl Bowen-DiTommaso lives on a farm in Scituate, Massachusetts that has been in her family since 1861. In the early 2000’s she found an article in the Boston Globe about rare livestock breeds and how they need to be helped. This struck a chord with Cheryl, so she decided this was going to... listen now
6/6/16 | 1:40 AM
Years ago, just about every household had a root cellar for storing summer produce. The cool, moist, and dark conditions kept fruits and vegetables crisp even through the winter. Jennifer Megyesi has written a book about building root cellars and storing vegetables in them. She lives on a former... listen now


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