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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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3/11/16 | 11:28 AM
Go find a farmer today, give them a big hug, and thank them for the food and fiber they produce for our nation. Today is National Ag Day, and I’m proud to say that my employer, Meredith Agrimedia and Living the Country Life are sponsors of this important recognition. Curt Blades is the... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:20 AM
I’ve found mushrooms growing in strange places, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen them growing on a pair of denim jeans. But Tradd Cotter has. In fact, he can tell you how to grow them. Cotter is a mycologist in South Carolina. He wanted to remediate indigo carmine released into... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:06 AM
When calves are born and nurse from their mother, they get all the antibodies they need from her. But when they get to be around two-to-three months old, that protection starts diminishing and the calves have to build their own immunities. A vaccination program can help protect them until weaning... listen now
3/11/16 | 11:00 AM
As you get older, hitting the “big 5-0” can bring new opportunities in life. Greg and Janie Dennis bought a commercial broiler farm in Ranburne, Alabama. They ran it for a couple of years, but Greg says as they were approaching that milestone birthday, they wanted to focus on health and... listen now
3/11/16 | 10:49 AM
Farm animals supply you with plenty of manure. With the proper management, nutrients in the manure can provide nearly all of your crop nutrient needs. Having the manure analyzed is an essential and valuable management tool for determining the nutrients that are available. In general, the quantity... listen now
3/11/16 | 10:45 AM
When your crops don't get the rain they need, your next step might be to install an irrigation system. Noel Gollehon is a senior economist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He says the first thing to do is to make sure that withdrawing water for irrigation is allowed.  ... listen now
3/11/16 | 12:39 AM
When your backyard geese aren’t lazily floating around in the pond, put them to work. Geese can help you get rid of pesky grasses and weeds in fields, pastures, and orchards. Chinese geese are the favorites for weeding purposes, but any breed will eat vegetation. Their nimble necks allow them... listen now
3/7/16 | 9:54 AM
Deciding which roses to grow in the garden is a highly personal choice based on fragrance, color, and the time you’re willing to spend on their care.  I’ve had the best luck with the Knockout-type of shrub roses. I can pretty much leave them be and they’re happy all summer... listen now
3/7/16 | 9:36 AM
Cover crops are gaining in popularity in fields all over the country. They restore nutrients in the soil, prevent erosion, and choke out weeds. But there comes a point where you have to kill the cover crop. All plants want to reproduce, and if the cover crop is allowed to seed it can build up a... listen now
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


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