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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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5/9/16 | 9:51 AM
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge were two Manhattan city guys who bought the historic Beekman mansion and 60-acre farm in Sharon Springs, New York. They both had a rural upbringing and thought it would be nice to have a place to get away from it all. Soon after, one of their neighbors lost... listen now
5/9/16 | 12:00 AM
I love to hear the birds singing but I’m never quite sure what they’re saying to each other. Birders divide bird sounds into two categories: songs, which are generally complex mating songs; and calls, which are the other twitters and peeps that birds make. Bird expert Doug Von Gausig... listen now
5/2/16 | 9:41 AM
Most kids graduating from college are starting new jobs and settling down. Not Natalina Sents. The Iowa State University student is a senior in Ag Business with a lot of drive, and a history of what she calls “wild ideas”. After graduation this month, Natalina says her latest wild... listen now
5/2/16 | 9:23 AM
Begonias are one of my go-to flowers every year. They stand out in mass plantings, mixed containers, and hanging baskets. Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State University. He says there are 17-hundred begonia species worldwide, but we grow only a handful of those in... listen now
5/2/16 | 9:09 AM
Goats and sheep are used to control weeds. If they can do it, why not cows? They’re smart animals. Kathy Voth is a veteran of the Bureau of Land Management and has spent the past decade training cattle to eat weeds and like them. She says the first step is to go through your pasture,... listen now
5/2/16 | 8:58 AM
A garden pond with a waterfall adds oxygen for fish, and helps prevent the water from getting stagnant. Listening to cascading water is pure relaxation. A waterfall can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. Liz Bodziony is the director of sales for Smart Pond.  She says to build a solid... listen now
5/2/16 | 8:52 AM
My mother had a big vegetable garden when I was a kid and the crop I remember the most is her beets. She’d slice up and pickle those round, purple roots and they were actually quite tasty. Beets are high in fiber, rich in vitamins A-and-C, and have more iron than spinach. John Strang is an... listen now
5/2/16 | 3:12 AM
I often see bats swooping around our backyard at dusk, going after insects. We don't mind the bats at all and enjoy watching them – as long as they don’t get in the house.     One way to discourage them from invading your space is to put up a bat house. Rob Mies is the... listen now
5/2/16 | 12:00 AM
When you see a stream bank with bare spots and trees falling in, it’s a sign that the bank need to be stabilized. Paul Rodrigue is a supervisory engineer with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He says bank erosion often happens when something in that stream channel is amiss.... listen now
4/25/16 | 2:31 PM
Bluegill and other sunfish are common species in ponds, but there are benefits to stocking hybrid sunfish. Michael Masser is a fisheries specialist with Texas Agri-life Extension. He says the most common hybrid sunfish is a cross between a bluegill sunfish and a green sunfish. Pond owners like... listen now


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