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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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1/9/17 | 10:27 AM
A four-year college degree isn’t for everybody. The skilled trades are looking for workers, and the education needed for these occupations doesn’t require as much time. According to the American Welding Society, the average age of current welders is 55-years old. They estimate a... listen now
1/9/17 | 10:19 AM
My parents have miniature horses. This time of year they’re fat and fluffy with a long hair coat, and like to be out in the cold weather despite having a cozy shed to stay in. There are blankets made to help keep horses warm, but most don’t need them. Ann Swinker is an Extension... listen now
1/9/17 | 12:52 AM
We have a fireplace in our house, but I’m glad it’s gas. I can't stand the thought of bringing in firewood with all kinds of bugs living in it! Entomologist Laura Jesse at Iowa State University puts firewood insects into two categories. The first group includes creepy crawlies... listen now
1/3/17 | 12:57 PM
When food animals get sick, a producer could buy over-the-counter feed infused with an antibiotic - until now. A new 2017 rule by the FDA called the “Veterinary Feed Directive,” goes into effect this month. Dr. Scott King with Boehringer Ingelheim says judicious use of antibiotics is... listen now
1/3/17 | 12:34 PM
The Livestock Conservancy wanted to know how many heritage poultry are being raised in the United States, so they took a poultry census over the last year. Jeannette Beranger is the senior programs manager and spearheaded the study. She says getting a chicken to fill out a census form wasn... listen now
1/3/17 | 11:49 AM
It can be hard for folks who grow small quantities of high-quality produce to find someone to buy it. There are chefs, brew masters, and others who would love to have those products, but they don’t know where to find them. Google and Yahoo search engines don’t readily bring up tiny... listen now
1/3/17 | 11:38 AM
My son is a deer hunter and we have lots of venison in the freezer. My favorite way to cook deer steak is to marinate it in Italian dressing, and then grill it for just a few minutes on each side. Chris Hull is an avid sportsman, and a communications specialist with South Dakota Game, Fish and... listen now
1/3/17 | 11:29 AM
There is a lake about a mile from my house, and every year right after the holidays someone’s Christmas tree is laid on the ice. The neighbors make bets on the day the ice melts enough for the tree to fall through. It then sits on the bottom of the lake where it becomes a refuge and feeding... listen now
1/3/17 | 12:50 AM
When the kids are bored, tell them to go climb the walls. Steve Lage is the owner of Indoor Climbing, a website that provides climbing wall information, and says the sport also helps with strength, balance, coordination, and problem solving. If you're thinking of building one, start with a... listen now
12/19/16 | 10:22 AM
Help out your feathered friends this winter by making homemade suet cakes for them. It provides a high-energy source of fat and protein during increased energy needs in colder weather. Pure suet is the fatty tissue around a cow’s kidneys. You could also use pork lard, lamb fat, or even Crisco... listen now


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