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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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6/6/16 | 10:31 AM
As you’re out camping or enjoying your back yard, keep in mind that a hungry bear may not be far away. Jeff Beringer is a resource scientist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He says black bears are on the move in the spring for a couple of reasons. One is that they’ve... listen now
6/6/16 | 9:40 AM
Carrots are a popular vegetable in the home garden, but the soil has to be loose and free of debris or they’ll develop weird shapes. I once had a carrot that formed legs and it looked like a pair of pants. Planting them is an exercise in patience, and perhaps the use of a magnifying glass... listen now
6/6/16 | 9:22 AM
Cheryl Bowen-DiTommaso lives on a farm in Scituate, Massachusetts that has been in her family since 1861. In the early 2000’s she found an article in the Boston Globe about rare livestock breeds and how they need to be helped. This struck a chord with Cheryl, so she decided this was going to... listen now
6/6/16 | 1:40 AM
Years ago, just about every household had a root cellar for storing summer produce. The cool, moist, and dark conditions kept fruits and vegetables crisp even through the winter. Jennifer Megyesi has written a book about building root cellars and storing vegetables in them. She lives on a former... listen now
5/31/16 | 9:55 AM
Hostas are amazing. I have one with leaves the size of a turkey platter. On the other end of the spectrum some plants are so small, their leaves are no bigger than a silver dollar. Ward Upham is an extension horticulturist at Kansas State University. He says there are thousands of hosta... listen now
5/27/16 | 1:44 AM
My kids loved to play in the garden as they were growing up. They would pull out radishes and eat them without washing them off. I'm sure they ate a lot of dirt! Spending time in the landscape with young children requires careful attention. Just as you would childproof rooms in your house,... listen now
5/27/16 | 1:37 AM
The horse that's grazing in the pasture is filling his tummy, but he's also using that grass to keep his constantly-growing teeth at the right level and in good shape.  You want to be sure that his mouth and teeth stay healthy with routine dental exams. Jenifer Nadeau is an equine... listen now
5/23/16 | 2:54 PM
I enjoy going out to farms and learning about crop production, raising livestock, or just having fun in the pumpkin patch. People who invite others onto their property put a lot of thought and work into making it a good experience. Ellie Rilla is a retired community development advisor with... listen now
5/23/16 | 11:49 AM
Lots of people let their chickens free range around the barnyard during the day. Sometimes the varmints get them, so enclosing them inside a chicken tractor would keep them safer. Chicken tractors are basically small coops without a floor. Some have wheels, some don't. The units are moved... listen now
5/23/16 | 10:29 AM
I can’t believe how expensive a birdbath can be. You can drop several hundred dollars for a bowl and pedestal. A lot of them are usually too deep, hard to clean, and crack from freezing and thawing. I have an old, terra cotta plant saucer filled with water and keep it on my deck near the... listen now


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