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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 29, 2018

In this podcast we focus on niche pork and the important differences from commodity pork. We cover input costs, biosecurity, record keeping and more. 

Nov 29, 2018

In this podcast we focus on niche pork and the important differences from commodity pork. We cover input costs, biosecurity, record keeping and more. 

Nov 2, 2018

In this podcast we wrap up the 2018 harvest discussing chores to complete before winter, including winterizing a high tunnel, equipment to clean and store and upcoming produce food safety meetings.

Sep 6, 2018

In this podcast you will hear a wealth of great information from Amy Powell about sheep breeding. Ranging from when ewes are in heat, how to prepare them for their estrus cycle, how to prepare the ram for breeding season, how to tell if your ewe has been bred, what to think about when starting a flock and much much more! 

Aug 15, 2018

Solutions and techniques for Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus deficiencies as well has a variety of pests that may be seen later in the season for high tunnels as well as typical gardens. 

Jul 26, 2018

We met with Adam Janke, Extension Wildlife Specialist, to talk about wetlands and how they are very diverse in soil types, water, plants, animals,insects, and more! 

Jul 11, 2018

In this episode, we cover earwigs, squash bugs and Japanese beetles, including identification and control measures.

Jun 11, 2018

In this podcast we discuss considerations when buying an acreage. 

May 23, 2018

In this episode, we visit with Seth Applegate, agricultural specialist in entomology at Iowa State University on the establishment of habitat for monarchs and other pollinator species.

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, walks us through the new tax law and what it means for farmers. 

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode Joe Hannan, of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, tells us everything we need to know to start a fruit and vegetable operation.

Jan 23, 2018

In this episode Christa Hartsook talks with Diana Cochran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fruit Specialist, about hop production in Iowa, as well as resources for hop producers. 

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 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.

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