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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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11/28/16 | 9:52 AM
The Christmas tree that stands on the West Lawn at the U-S Capitol is a national tradition that dates back to 1964. In 1970, the U-S Forest Service was asked to provide a tree. Since then, a different national forest has been chosen each year to find, harvest, and deliver the tree to Washington, D.... listen now
11/21/16 | 3:11 PM
Turkens don't have feathers on their necks. Often referred to as Naked Neck Chickens or Transylvanian Naked Necks, some people think Turkens are a cross between a turkey and a chicken, but that's not the case.   Tyler Danke owns a poultry business called Purely Poultry in Freemont,... listen now
11/21/16 | 10:46 AM
Live Christmas trees are a highly personal choice. One of my creative neighbors cut down a large shrub a few years ago, brought it in the house, and stuck lights and ornaments on it. R-J Laverne is a certified master arborist and manager of education and training at the Davey Tree Expert company... listen now
11/21/16 | 10:38 AM
Every woodland has a story of how it came to be. If the land has been in the family for some time, you’ve probably heard tales about the tornado that wiped out the trees or when a fire roared through. A woodland that is new to you may not come with the historical knowledge, but there are ways... listen now
11/21/16 | 9:43 AM
A nine-year study done by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service analyzed the benefits and effects of increasing the number of plant species sown into a pasture. Howard Skinner is a physiological plant ecologist who worked on the study. He says in one pasture, they planted an orchard... listen now
11/21/16 | 12:46 AM
Annie Fleck spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband, Frank, on their Illinois farm.  There were tremendous challenges throughout the years, and eventually Frank had to find an off-farm job. Annie took over the management of the farm, made tough... listen now
11/14/16 | 10:17 AM
Erich Schultz worked with a landscape design firm in Phoenix, Arizona, focusing on high-end residential and commercial landscaping. One of his projects integrated farms into neighborhoods. Erich became intrigued with small farms, so he stepped out of the landscape design world to give agriculture a... listen now
11/14/16 | 10:09 AM
The University of Missouri has developed an online tool to provide landowners with detailed information about their land. Ray Massey is an extension ag economist at the University of Missouri, and this was his idea. He says they combined database information from several government agencies into... listen now
11/14/16 | 9:52 AM
By the year 2050, it’s expected that 35% of our energy will come from the wind, saving us money and resources. But it could be costly to our wildlife. Dr. Michael Hutchins is the bird-smart wind energy campaign director for the American Bird Conservancy. He says birds and bats fly into the... listen now
11/14/16 | 9:44 AM
Cattle come down with a lot of different illnesses, but lead poisoning is preventable just by walking the pasture and picking up discarded car batteries, linoleum, and old caulking materials. Any age cow can be poisoned by lead, but calves are more susceptible simply because they’re very... listen now


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