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This show is a production of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability program. We will be discussing all things small farm, acreage living, and sustainable agriculture related.
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Jul 31, 2017

What is spotted winged drosophila? How can I tell if it is affecting fruit crops? Learn more in this episode.

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the opportunities to grow your own food in an aquaponics system. However, aquaponics is not without its challenges and we talk about some of the common problems those with new systems may face.

Jun 22, 2017

Hot temps and dry conditions combine for a rough period for Midwestern horticultural crops. We visit with Joe Hannan, ISU Extension and Outreach commercial horticulture field specialist on ways to survive the hot weather.

May 25, 2017

In this episode, we visit with Allen Pattillo, fisheries and aquaculture program specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, on some basic spring maintenance of our ponds - managing aquatic plant growth, proper stocking of fish species and construction tips.

May 15, 2017

In this episode Christa Hartsook talks with Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, about the effects of April's cold and wet weather on horticulture crops in Iowa, including damage, current condition and what to watch for next.

Apr 17, 2017

In this episode I will talk to Christine Hradek about the Growing Together program and encouraging people to plant a row for the hungry. Christine serves as a Human Sciences Extension Specialist and Coordinator of SNAP Education Programming for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Apr 3, 2017

In this episode Christa Hartsook talks with Linda Naeve, State SARE Coordinator, about funding opportunities through SARE Farmer Rancher grants. She also visits with Ray Hansen, who has received a Farmer Rancher grant in the past, about the implications his grant has had on his farm.

Mar 1, 2017

Diana is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Horticulture and Fruit Crop Specialist. In this episode she tells us about her research related to high tunnel peach tree production in Iowa.

Feb 15, 2017

Jesse Randall is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Forestry Specialist. In this episode he tells us about the process and market opportunities for producing maple syrup in Iowa.

Jan 19, 2017

Dan Perkins of Perkins Good Earth Farm in Indiana will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Iowa Small Farms Conference. This podcast will give you a sneak peek into his lifestyle, farming practices, as well as what he will be speaking about at the conference on February 11th.

Jan 6, 2017

In this episode Christa Hartsook interviews Jamie Benning, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program Manager, to discuss water quality in Iowa and its implications for small farmers and acreage owners around the state.

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