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Host Jodi Henke shares 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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8/14/17 | 9:34 AM
Grasshoppers are one of the most difficult insects to control. They hop, they fly, and your garden plants are a buffet. Jonathan Larson is an extension entomologist at the University of Nebraska. He says in the spring, baby grasshoppers don’t have their strong jaws yet so they only feed... listen now
8/8/17 | 11:02 AM
Alfalfa needs sulfur to grow. Before the 1990s, the source of sulfur came from acid rain. When environmental regulations kicked in, the sulfur supply began disappearing. This means hay producers now need to add sulfur in their fertilizer application. Dan Undersander is an Extension forage... listen now
7/31/17 | 9:16 AM
A flash of lightning that strikes a building on the farm can cause a lot of damage. One volt can pack up to 300-million volts of electricity. In comparison, your household current handles 120-volts. Kim Loehr is the communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute. She says a... listen now
7/20/17 | 2:07 PM
My grandmother grew tomatoes with mouth-watering flavor off the charts. I would love to find those heirloom seeds, and a new website developed by the Center for Food Safety might make that happen.  It’s called the Global Seed Network, and is an online community designed to help maintain... listen now
7/17/17 | 12:37 PM
It’s tough to meet people and find companionship, especially if you don’t want to go through online dating sites. An Illinois organization called “The Land Connection” pairs people up with an annual event called “weed dating.” You help pull weeds on a small farm... listen now
7/10/17 | 10:26 AM
The Connexus Energy company in Ramsey, Minnesota has a full-acre of solar panels and pollinator-friendly plants on the property. And now, it also has beehives. The Connexus array scored “exemplary” on the pollinator-friendly solar scorecard - and the company sees honey production as the... listen now
7/10/17 | 10:18 AM
The growing number of diverse ethnic and religious groups in the United States means opportunities for agricultural diversification, especially with goat and lamb meat. Religious guidelines or cultural preferences often dictate food choices. Susan Schoenian is an Extension sheep and goat... listen now
7/10/17 | 10:10 AM
After years of working in outdoor education, running a small business, helping to start a charter school and volunteering as a farm hand, Niki Irving was restless and decided it was time to follow her heart. She started a flower farm on three-acres outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Niki and... listen now
6/26/17 | 1:40 PM
How many times have you harvested a carrot with two legs, laughed about it, took a picture, then thrown it away? Why didn’t you eat it? It has the same nutrients as a carrot with only one leg. Jordan Figueiredo says misfits need love, too. He’s an anti-food waste activist and creator... listen now
6/26/17 | 3:08 AM
Fertilizers and lawn products are beneficial to grass but they can wreak havoc in your pond. If your pond has algae problems, your pristine yard may be the cause.   Some people have ponds that are located within a well-manicured lawn, and mow right up to the water's edge. But if you... listen now


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