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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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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 216: Women in Ag Leadership Conference

11/3/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Madeline Schultz, Women in Ag Program Manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as Rylee Sloss & Kiley Allan, interns with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Program. Tune in as they discuss the conference coming up as well as talk about some of the exciting speakers that will be joining them this year! Episode Links: • Women in Ag Website: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/womeninag/ • Women in Ag Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ISUWomeninAg • Conference Registration: https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/womeninag/

Duration:00:12:04

Episode 215: Fall Bulbs and Cold Weather Planning for Flower Beds

10/24/2023
Do you have flower beds around your yard? In this episode, Olivia interviews Aaron Steil, Consumer Horticulture Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, where they discuss what we should be doing this fall to get our flower beds ready for the cold season. Aaron also explains some different plants we can bring inside to overwinter and be replanted in the spring! Episode Links: • Iowa State University Extension and outreach Horticulture and Home Pest News: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/

Duration:00:15:01

Episode 214: Whitetail Deer and Bobcats in Iowa

10/18/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Tyler Harms, Wildlife Biometrician with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Listen in as they discuss whitetail deer and bobcat populations in Iowa and discover where to look if you're hoping to see a bobcat! Episode Links: • Iowa Department of Natural Resources: https://www.iowadnr.gov/ • Hunting Regulations: https://www.iowadnr.gov/hunting/hunting-licenses-laws • Population and Harvest Trends: https://www.iowadnr.gov/hunting/population-harvest-trends

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 213: Fall Garden Tasks

10/6/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Aaron Steil, Consumer Horticulture Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Tune in as they talk about garden tasks in the fall and Aaron gives some tips and reasons why some things are better done in the fall versus the spring! Episode Links: • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Horticulture and Homepest News: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/

Duration:00:14:59

Episode 212: Fall Depredation Consideration

9/22/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Andy Kellner, Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Tune in as they discuss some considerations folks can take when it comes to wildlife and depredation. There are resources for landowners who have problem wildlife that Andy mentions as well as advice on preventing problematic wildlife from inhabiting your land. Episode Links: • Iowa Department of natural Resources: https://www.iowadnr.gov/ • Landowner Assistance from the Iowa DNR: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Landowner-Assistance

Duration:00:32:13

Episode 211: Invasive Species

9/13/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Adam Janke, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist for Iowa State University. Tune in to learn more about different invasive species around Iowa, whether that's plants, animals, or bugs, Adam is full of knowledge! Episode Links: • Invasive Species in Iowa: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/invasives • Chemical Control of Unwanted Vegetation: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/encyclopedia/chemical-control-unwanted-vegetation • Forestry Contacts: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/contacts/forestry • Wildlife Habitat Programs and Consultation Contacts: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/contacts/wildlife-habitat-programs-and-consultation • Midwest Invasive Plant Network: https://www.mipn.org/ • Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Forest Invasive Species Guide: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Forestry/Forest-Health/Invasive-Plants • Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Aquatic Invasive Species: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/About-Fishing-in-Iowa/Fighting-Invasive-Species

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 210: Choose Iowa with Secretary Mike Naig

9/7/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Secretary Mike Naig about their Choose Iowa Program. Tune in to learn more about how you can become a member and/or if you could take advantage of the Choose Iowa Grant opportunity! Episode Links: • Choose Iowa Homepage: https://www.chooseiowa.com/ • Become a Member: https://www.chooseiowa.com/user/register

Duration:00:19:21

Episode 209: Greenhouse Short Course

9/1/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Dan Fillius, Commercial Vegetable and Specialty Crop Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Listen in as they discuss the eighth annual Greenhouse Short Course that will be held September 13, 2023, in the Garden Room at Reiman Gardens in Ames! Episode Links: • Registration: https://www.aep.iastate.edu/greenhouse/index.html • Dan Fillius: Email: fillius@iastate.edu Phone: 515-957-5791

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 208: SARE Grant Opportunities

8/18/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Christa Hartsook, Small Farms Program Coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the State Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). Listen in as they discuss the grant opportunities SARE offers, who is eligible, where to apply, and when applications are due! Episode Links: • North Central Sustainable Agriculture and Education: https://northcentral.sare.org/ • Christa Hartsook: Email: hartc@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-4430

Duration:00:13:44

Episode 207: Iowa State University Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

7/27/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Suzanne Slack, Fuit Crop Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Tune in as they discuss the Iowa State University Fruit and Vegetable Field day happening August 8, 2023, at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station (55519 170th St, Ames, IA 50010 from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm with supper to follow! Episode Links: • Registration: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/2023-isu-fruit-and-vegetable-field-day • Suzanne Slack: Email: slacksuz@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-0035 • Ajay Nair: Email: nairajay@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-7080

Duration:00:06:31

Episode 206: Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center Field Day

7/10/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Dr. Jean Contina, Research Director with the Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center. Tune in as they discuss the Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center Field Day coming up in august! Episode Links: • Registration: https://rodaleinstitute.org/midwest-organic-center-field-day/

Duration:00:10:09

Episode 205: Iowa Specialty Crop Growers Association (ISCGA) Field Day

7/7/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Maury Wills, Iowa Specialty Crop Growers Association (ISCGA), Board President and Benji Deal, ISCGA Board Member and Head Cider Maker at Deal's Orchard. Tune in as they discuss the upcoming ISCGA Field Day that will be held July 27, 2023, and what participants can expect from the day! Episode Links: • Registration Link: https://www.iowaspecialtycrop.org/events-2/#!event/2023/5/10/test-page-summer-field-day • Orchard Questions: benjaminpdeal@gmail.com • Registration Questions: ohanlon@iastate.edu

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 204: Floral Arranging

6/19/2023
What are your favorite flowers? In this episode, Olivia interviews Dan Brabec, Assistant Professor of Practice with Iowa State University Horticulture Department. Tune in as they discuss cut flower arrangements, how to make them last longer, and what you can find outside here in Iowa to create your own! Episode Links: • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/ • Aaron Steil: ajsteil@iastate.edu, 515-294-8953 • Dan Brabec: dbrabec@iastate.edu, 515-294-2751

Duration:00:14:14

Episode 203: Sounds of Summer

6/8/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Adam Janke, Wildlife Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Tune in as they share some sounds that may or may not be familiar to you, and learn how you can identify some common sounds of summer here in Iowa! Episode Links: Iowa State Extension Natural Resources Iowa State University Habitat How To

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 202:Tarping in Vegetable Crops

5/26/2023
In this episode, Olivia interviews Ajay Nair, Commercial Horticulture Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Tune in as the discuss what some of the benefits may be with tarping your vegetable plots, and what Ajay and his team are doing to research this topic! Episode Links: • Sustainable Vegetable Poduction Website: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/ • Ajay Nair Email: nairajay@iastate.edu • Ajay Nair Office Number: 515-294-7080

Duration:00:23:13

Episode 201: Spring Garden Crops

5/16/2023
Tune in as Olivia interviews Aaron Steil, Consumer Horticulture Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. In this episode, they discuss a few different spring garden crops, including rhubarb, asparagus, and horse reddish! Episode Links: • Horticulture and Home Pest News: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/

Duration:00:12:43

Episode 200: USDA Farm Service Agency

5/11/2023
In this episode, Christa interviews Matt Russell, State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa. Tune in as they talk about the USDA FSA, the importance of having a relationship with your local FSA, and what opportunities they offer. Episode Links: • USDA Website: https://www.usda.gov/ • USA Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/

Duration:00:32:12

Episode 199: Private Wells in Iowa

4/28/2023
If you have a private water well, do you get it tested every year? Did you know Iowa has a water well program that allows private well owners to have their private well water tested for free? Tune in as Olivia interviews Catherine DeLong, Water Quality Program Manager for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. In this episode, they discuss the importance of having your private well water tested yearly, the things you would want to test for, and the resources to help. Episode Links: • County Environmental Health Sanitarians for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources: http://www.iowasrf.com/media/cms/Sanitarians5_1A50952E9532E.pdf • Extension Staff by county: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/ • The Private Well Class: https://privatewellclass.org/ • Iowa Department Of Natural Resouces: https://www.iowadnr.gov/ • State of Iowa Department of Health and Human Services: https://hhs.iowa.gov/ • State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa: http://www.shl.uiowa.edu/ • Drinking Water Quality in Iowa from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Natural Resource Stewardship: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/drinking-water-quality-iowa

Duration:00:20:28

Episode 198: Safe Mushroom Foraging

4/19/2023
Do you know the best practices when mushroom foraging? Tune in as Olivia interviews Chelsea Harbach, Plant Disease Diagnostician in Iowa State University's Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic. They discuss tips when it comes to foraging for mushrooms and even growing your own at home. Chelsea also gives some great resources you can use! Episode Links: • Iowa Mushroom Calendar: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/encyclopedia/mushroom-foraging-iowa • Safe Mushroom foraging webinars by Lina: part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bdiEBwMzZI&t=534s • Safe Mushroom foraging webinars by Lina: part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNIPxbGbJtU&t=3s • Safe Mushroom Foraging Book: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/Safe-Mushroom-Foraging • Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic e-mail: pidc@iastate.edu Growing mushrooms at home resources from other universities: • Pen State University- https://extension.psu.edu/forage-and-food-crops/mushrooms/production-and-harvesting • University of Florida- https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/edibles/vegetables/growing-mushrooms-at-home.html • Cornell University- https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/mushrooms/ • University of Vermont- https://www.uvm.edu/news/extension/growing-mushrooms-indoors

Duration:00:18:56

Episode 197: Coyotes and Foxes in Iowa

4/14/2023
Do you have coyotes or foxes around your farm? Or maybe you even see/hear them around town! Tune in as Olivia interviews Andy Kellner, Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. They discuss why you may see these creatures around, what steps you can take if they become a problem, and some of the great benefits they can actually provide for us! Episode Links: • Andy Kellner: (515) 975-8318 • Vince Evelsizer: (641) 231-1522 • University of Wisconsin Urban Canid Project: http://uwurbancanidproject.weebly.com/ • Iowa Department of Natural Resources: https://www.iowadnr.gov/ • The Red Fox in Iowa by Ron Andrews: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/Hunting/book_red_fox.pdf

Duration:00:28:11