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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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Nov 21, 2017

What chores and planning should be done yet this fall to prepare for the 2018 vegetable crops? In this episode, we visit with Ajay Nair of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to talk about fall cleanup and spring planning.

Oct 30, 2017

In this episode Christa Hartsook discusses the Food Safety Modernization Act with Linda Naeve. Linda is an Extension Specialist in Value-Added Agriculture at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She is also a member of the ISU food safety team and the North-Central Region center for FSMA training, extension and technical assistance.

Sep 28, 2017

Joe Hannan, ISU Extension and Outreach Horticulture Field Specialist, talks with Christa Hartsook about the effects of cold spells on horticultural crops this winter as well as how to maintain heat in crop production structures.

Sep 6, 2017

CWD has been detected in two counties in Iowa. Learn about concerns regarding livestock transfer, human consumption, and the spread of this disease throughout the deer population in Iowa.

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 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.

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, visits with Chris Clark, the southwest Iowa Beef Specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Clark and Hartsook  discuss the Veterinary Feed Directive and its implications for small farmers.

Nov 21, 2016

In this episode Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, visits with Adam Janke, assistant professor in the department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Janke and Hartsook  discuss how small acreage owners can improve wildlife habitats on their land.

Oct 3, 2016

This is episode fourteen, where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, visits with Linda Naeve, Extension Program Specialist and Iowa SARE Coordinator. Naeve and Hartsook will discuss the extensive resources available through SARE's book library as well as online resources.

Sep 6, 2016

This is episode thirteen, where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, visits with Ajay Nair, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Vegetable Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University. Nair and Hartsook will discuss the opportunities available for cover crop use in horticulture production.

Jun 23, 2016

This is episode twelve, where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, visits with Alyssa Dick, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agritourism specialist. Dick and Hartsook will discuss important aspects of small farm safety.

May 23, 2016

This is episode eleven, where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, meets with Andy Larson, Extension Educator for Local Foods and Small Farms with University of Illinois Extension. Larson and Hartsook will discuss how to get started raising backyard poultry.

Apr 20, 2016

This is episode ten, where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator, meets with Lisa Orgler, Lecturer in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, to discuss planting design on an acreage.

Apr 4, 2016

This is episode nine where Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator meets with Ann Johanns, Farm Marketing Field Specialist,  to discuss enterprise budget resources available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach..

Jan 11, 2016

In this episode Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, talks with Daniel Salatin about the upcoming Iowa Small Farms conference and what Daniel will discuss in his keynote address at the conference.

Oct 27, 2015

In this episode Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, talks with Dan Burden about fall and winter pests that may enter your home or acreage buildings throughout the seasons. They also talk about ways to manage and dispose of these pests.

Aug 24, 2015

In this episode Christa Hartsook, Small Farm Sustainability Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, talks with Kathleen Delate about small scale organic farming, and the oportunities and challenges that arrise from organic farming. They also talk about the processes of transitioning into organics.

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