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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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4/6/15 | 11:19 AM
The soft, fuzzy flowers that pussy willows produce are among the first signs of spring. The flower clusters are called “catkins,” and I remember picking them when I was little and rubbing them against my face. I still love the plant, but now I just have a few stems in a decorative... listen now
4/6/15 | 11:09 AM
I take great pride in my yard. As soon as spring starts to poke through, I pick up debris and rake the grass a bit to fluff it up if it’s matted down. Then, I move on a few other steps with the goal of having a nice, green carpet for the rest of the season. Lance Walheim is the garden... listen now
4/6/15 | 10:58 AM
Cutting up trees for firewood or milling lumber takes a lot of labor. Using a chainsaw is far easier than an axe, but you still have to drag the logs to where you want them, cut them up, and then lift them in the back of the truck. Kevin Boyle is a senior designer with WOOD magazine. He says a... listen now
4/6/15 | 10:41 AM
Real Kentucky moonshine is born from old family recipes. Wade Daniels of Waynesburg, Kentucky, and his wife Julie bought a 40-acre farm several years ago. He was ready for retirement and looking for something he could make money with on the farm. He knew he was good at making corn whisky, and... listen now
4/6/15 | 10:15 AM
I have bees buzzing around my flowers, but I'm always looking for ways to attract more to my garden. Scott Black is the Executive Director of the Xerces Society. He says most people think of bees in hives, but the majority of them nest in the ground and in cavities of old wood. ... listen now
3/30/15 | 10:41 AM
Spring is at our fingertips and everything’s starting to green up. Feed is the number one cost of raising livestock, so producers are antsy to get their animals grazing on pasture. But hold your horses – before you cut them loose, make sure the forage is ready to be munched on. Plants... listen now
3/30/15 | 10:15 AM
In my area of the country there are plenty of nutrients that wash into ponds and other bodies of water. Sometimes it causes stinky water and a goopy layer of decomposing organic material on the bottom.  Toss in a block of bacteria and let it take care of the problem. Todd Rosendahl is with... listen now
3/30/15 | 10:08 AM
Unlike traditional field crops like corn and soybeans, vegetable growers have the advantage of growing vegetables in different seasons with different maturity dates. This provides the flexibility to incorporate cover crops throughout the growing season. Ajay Nair is an assistant horticulture... listen now
3/30/15 | 9:48 AM
David Grote of Iron River, Wisconsin, doesn’t see his small farm in the same way as most people. He considers it a work of art. His 14-acres are just 15-miles from Lake Superior, in an area that was settled by Scandinavian immigrants. David and his partner wanted to reflect that, so they... listen now
3/30/15 | 9:40 AM
If your horse’s coat seems to be shaggier than usual, and he’s lethargic and losing muscle mass he may have Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, or PPID. It was formerly known as Cushing’s disease. Dr. Janice Kritchevsky is a professor of large animal medicine at Purdue... listen now


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