Living the Country Life

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Nearly 100% of the students in this California high school are in FFA
Laton High School in Laton, California, is a small, rural school with under 200 students. But it’s packing a huge punch in the world of agriculture. Nearly 100% of the kids are enrolled in...
This Oklahoma couple makes art from old barn materials
Good things often happen unexpectedly. Ryan Fitzgerald of Tulsa, Oklahoma, helped a friend of his parents fix computer issues on a tool called a “plasma cutter”. Ryan says when he...
A Tennessee woman is taking her farm to new heights and sharing the experience
Valeria Barton Pitoni knew there had to be more to life than punching a clock and sitting at a desk all day long. With her children and husband Rich, the family bought a farm near Henderson,...
An Iowa family started a rabbit project and is developing it into a business
Erin Houghton of Adel, Iowa, was looking for a project for her three kids, ages 14, 7, and 8. The older child had been showing cattle and hogs, but the two little ones also wanted animals to care for...
This Maryland family has been farming the same land for eleven generations
John Rigdon of Jarrettsville, Maryland, owns one of the oldest farms in the United States. It began in 1728, as a land grant of one-thousand acres from the king of England. The land has been passed...
A Kansas couple is promoting wine and tourism through history
When Stephen and Kristin Graue bought some land near Louisburg, Kansas, they discovered an old fence line with grapevines growing on it. They decided to restore it, and planted more grapevines. This...
Wade Daniels is educating others about moonshine and Clydesdales
Real Kentucky moonshine is born from old family recipes. Wade Daniels of Waynesburg, Kentucky, and his wife Julie bought a 40-acre farm several years ago. He was ready for retirement and looking for...
A Wisconsin man has made his small farm into all things Scandinavian
David Grote of Iron River, Wisconsin, doesn’t see his small farm in the same way as most people. He considers it a work of art. His 14-acres are just 15-miles from Lake Superior, in an area...
A Virginia man has tapped into the healing powers of…lard
If you have a bad case of acne, rub lard on your face. It sounds disgusting, but James Henderson of Concord, Virginia swears that it just might work. He says a friend once told him about the skin...
A Colorado couple made an old product new, thanks to a beloved chicken
Jill Bong and her husband, David Marszalec of Conifer, Colorado were just starting out with chicken keeping when they lost a beloved hen. The bird was pecked to death from mating injuries. Their...