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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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3/27/17 | 12:39 PM
If a chicken, duck, or other backyard poultry is favoring a wing, it might be broken. Jacquie Jacob is a poultry Extension project manager at the University of Kentucky. She says the bone structure in a bird’s wing is very similar to human arms. The humerus is the large bone that starts... listen now
3/27/17 | 1:38 AM
Whether you're raising a small herd of cattle to sell or to use as beef for your table, it's important the animals grow at an economical rate. Dan Loy is an extension beef specialist at Iowa State University. He says if cattle aren't gaining weight, they're not adding value. Feed... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:32 AM
Every year I get itchy to plant something long before it’s warm enough outside to do so. I have a fixture with a couple of fluorescent bulbs set up in my house for seed starting and to grow some salad greens. Ward Upham is an Extension horticulturist at Kansas State University. He says... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:25 AM
Wooly sheep happily grazing on lush pasture often seem the picture of health. But, forages alone don’t provide all the nutrition that sheep need for optimum health. There are specific nutrient requirements for sheep in various stages of productivity, and some trace minerals have to be... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:14 AM
Farming is one of the riskiest professions in the world. Weather, insects, price fluctuations, and other conditions out of our control make it hard to make a living. When you have many specialty crops, it gets expensive to insure each one. Brian Venteicher is the director of operations for... listen now
3/20/17 | 10:00 AM
Leanne Lauricella of Annandale, New Jersey, drove by cute little farms every day on her commute to New York City for what she calls a very stressful job.  One day she stopped to visit a farm with baby goats. Leanne says she was immediately addicted – she bought two baby goats, which... listen now
3/20/17 | 9:37 AM
Go find farmers today, give them big hugs, and thank them for the food and fiber they produce for our nation. Today is National Ag Day and the theme this year is “Food for Life.” I’m proud to say that my employer, Meredith Agrimedia and Living the Country Life, are sponsors of... listen now
3/10/17 | 1:37 PM
Raised beds are the answer to a lot of gardener’s prayers. The soil warms up quicker for planting in the spring, it isn’t compacted from foot traffic, and the beds are easy to maintain. However, for the best performance, the soil you fill them with should match your climate, your native... listen now
3/10/17 | 1:22 PM
When you bring livestock onto your acreage, you need good fencing that will protect the animals and your property. Monte Stauffer is an Extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says the main consideration to make when deciding on fencing material is the species of livestock you... listen now
3/10/17 | 1:10 PM
The most common reason for early failure of a septic system is treating the toilet like a garbage can. The only thing that should go in it is what we add as humans, toilet paper, and water. If you flush non-biodegradable things, they don’t break down, clog it up, and you’ll have to pump... listen now


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