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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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4/28/17 | 10:57 AM
Sheep have unusual livers. They tend to accumulate copper in the liver much faster than other farm animals. As a result, sheep are very susceptible to copper poisoning. Dan Morrical is an Extension sheep specialist at Iowa State University. He says it’s a slow process - feeding high copper... listen now
4/28/17 | 10:45 AM
If your pond is a hot spot for fishing, cast your net wide and open it up to the public to make some money. There are many who will pay you for the opportunity to throw in a line and catch supper.   Greg Lutz is an aquaculture professor at Louisiana State University's Agricultural... listen now
4/28/17 | 10:38 AM
Linda Chapman wanted to stay home with her two kids, and started growing flowers on her Spencer, Indiana, farm as a way to make some money. That was almost 30-years ago. Linda found herself at the beginning of the “buy local” movement and has grown her operation slowly over the years to... listen now
4/28/17 | 1:39 AM
There is no right method for getting the chickens fed. Do what works for you and your birds. Auburn University Extension Poultry Specialist Joe Hess says chickens only eat when they need to. "Chickens are nibblers. They eat about every four-hours, and that's kind of their mode of action... listen now
4/24/17 | 10:37 AM
Buying a bottle of olive oil is going to give you sticker shock. The combination of bad weather and bugs have hit the olive crops hard in Southern Europe.  Safflower oil is every bit as healthy and less expensive. It’s grown for three principal products, oil, meal, and birdseed. Jerry... listen now
4/24/17 | 10:30 AM
We all know the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he spread seed to grow apple trees on the frontier. Plant the seeds of your favorite apple today and they’ll grow, but the fruit will be much different than the parent tree. Grafting is the most common way to stay true to a variety and... listen now
4/24/17 | 10:21 AM
Mastitis is an infection of the udder, or mammary gland, in mammals. All types of goats can get the disease, whether they’re dairy, meat, or fiber goats. Susan Schoenian is an Extension sheep and goat specialist at the University of Maryland. She says mastitis in goats comes in two forms.... listen now
4/24/17 | 10:14 AM
From landscaping, to mowing, to agricultural uses, equipping your small tractor with attachments will save you time – and your back. The tasks you can accomplish are endless and you might just find yourself looking for ways to enjoy your land from the tractor seat. Mark Decker is the vice... listen now
4/24/17 | 9:40 AM
There’s a lot of home construction in my area, and a high demand for sod so the new owners can have an instant lawn. Owning a sod farm might be a profitable way to get in on a housing boom. Nick Christians is a turf grass management professor at Iowa State University. He says turf... listen now
4/24/17 | 9:28 AM
There is power in beloved children’s characters. They tell a story, and deliver a message. Combine them with agritourism, and it’s a win-win for farmers, parents, and kids.    Aaron Burakoff of New York City teamed up with Joe Troiano, an author and creator of a character... listen now


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