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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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1/13/14 | 12:35 PM
The ostrich industry is growing as an alternative livestock option for small farmers. You can have a breeding pair on as little as a-third-of-an acre. The meat, eggs, and leather can be marketed, as well as other value-added ostrich products. However, it can take thousands of dollars to get started... listen now
1/13/14 | 12:24 PM
Janet Zintambila grew up in a small village in Kenya. Her family raised vegetables, coffee, bananas, and maize. When Janet came to the United States to go to college, she stayed with host families with gardens, and felt right at home. She volunteered all she could to help in the gardens. Janet... listen now
1/13/14 | 12:09 PM
Marketing and selling products grown on a small farm can be a challenge. Forming a cooperative is a way to join forces and accomplish what you can’t do alone. Done right, the economics benefit everyone. Madeline Schultz is a value-added agriculture specialist at Iowa State University... listen now
1/6/14 | 10:23 AM
The fall of 2013 will be remembered in South Dakota for the freak October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle. They fell victim to hypothermia, suffocation, and other causes.   Larry Hawkins is a veterinarian with Bayer HealthCare. He says when cattle are in a blizzard, their instinct... listen now
1/6/14 | 10:07 AM
I go ice fishing every winter and so far – knock on wood – I haven’t fallen through. I’m always aware of the ice conditions because no fish is worth an icy dunk in the water. Kara Owens is a boat and water safety specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural... listen now
1/6/14 | 9:44 AM
In Lockport, New York sits a 100-acre farm that dates back to 1827. It had been a strawberry farm, an orchard, and even a business selling ice from the pond up-and-down the eastern seaboard. Rich and Bree Woodbridge are the 6th generation of the founding family. They took over the farm just a few... listen now
1/6/14 | 9:24 AM
Farmer’s markets are hot. People come out in droves to buy high-quality, local products. Prices are usually set higher than similar products at the grocery store, but how do you know if your prices are in the right ballpark for the customers and for your bottom line? Beth Holtzman is the... listen now
1/6/14 | 9:13 AM
A few of my favorite cheeses, such as Pecorino and Ricotta, are made from sheep milk. Sheep milk is rich in fat, solids, and minerals. This makes it ideal for making cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotion. Sheep milk is also lower in lactose than cow’s milk, making it more palatable for consumers... listen now
1/6/14 | 9:01 AM
Peanut butter is a staple food at my house. My kids can go through a large jar of it in a week. One of these days, I'm going to try to make my own nut butter. Lynn Blanchard is the director of the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen. She says making nut butter is a simple process. Almost... listen now
12/27/13 | 9:56 AM
When winter makes it hard to find food, deer will zero in on your trees and landscaping. They’re creatures of habit so they’ll come back again and again, and may even bring their friends to dinner.   Dave Shiley is an extension educator at the University of Illinois. He says... listen now


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