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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Iowa Master Gardener Program

6/29/2022
In this episode I visit with Iowa Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Alicia Herzog, and talk about how the program is set up and how you can get involved!

Duration:00:13:25

Fruit Production on Small Acreages

6/17/2022
In this episode I visit with Suzanne Slack, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fruit Crop Specialist! Today we're talking about fruit production possibilities for small acreages.

Duration:00:07:50

FSA Support Programs for Organic Production

6/10/2022
In this episode Amanda Weigel, Agriculture Program Specialist with the Iowa Farm Service Agency reviews the two organic programs (OCCSP & OTECP) the FSA is currently accepting applications on!

Duration:00:15:25

What should you be doing for your lawn this spring?

5/26/2022
In this episode I visit with Adam Thoms, Turfgrass Specialist with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, and we are talking about managing your lawn this spring!

Duration:00:16:06

Canada Geese in Iowa

5/13/2022
In this episode, I talk with Andy Kellner, Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, about Canada Geese. We talk the ins and outs of their patterns and how to keep them out of areas we may not want them in!

Duration:00:22:55

Creating a Cutting Garden

5/6/2022
In this episode I visit with Cindy Haynes, Extension Horticulture Specialist and Associate Professor with Iowa State University, and we discuss options and necessities for a cutting garden! The cutting garden handout mentioned in this episode can be found here.

Duration:00:16:29

Late Spring Update for Fruit Crops

4/22/2022
In this episode I visit with Patrick O'Malley, Commercial Horticulture Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and hear a late spring update on soil temperatures and how its affecting fruit crops! Soil Temperature Map Drought Monitor

Duration:00:12:24

Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs

4/8/2022
In this episode I interview Aaron Steil, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Consumer Horticulture Specialist, and talk about spring flowering trees and shrubs!

Duration:00:19:18

Avian Influenza & Biosecurity

3/7/2022
Tune in as I visit with Dr. Yuko Sato, Associate Professor at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine about Avian Influenza and biosecurity. To find the Avian Influenza Toolkit mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.iowapoultry.com/hpai-toolkit. Other resources mentioned in this episode were: USDA APHIS Defend the Flock Program The Center for Food Security & Public Health

Duration:00:10:43

Starting Seeds

3/4/2022
In this episode I am back with Dan Fillius, commercial vegetable and specialty crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This episode is a follow up to the December episode "Preparing for Starting Seeds" and we talk about actually getting those seeds started!

Duration:00:21:01

Updating, Planting & Maintaining Windbreaks

2/24/2022
In this episode, I visit with Dr. Billy Beck, Forestry Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Today, we are talking about windbreaks!

Duration:00:30:17

Women in Agriculture Programming

2/16/2022
If you are a woman in agriculture be sure to tune into this episode! I visit with Madeline Schultz, Women in Ag Program Manager, about all of the upcoming programs available for women in ag! The women in ag event website can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/womeninag/events and Madeline can be reached at schultz@iastate.edu!

Duration:00:16:00

Farm Transitions Conference

2/1/2022
Kitt Tovar-Jensen and I discuss an upcoming Farm Transitions conference for those looking to enter or exit farming.

Duration:00:09:15

Private Wells

1/21/2022
Is your private well water safe? Tune in as I chat with Catherine DeLong, Water Quality Program Manager with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach!

Duration:00:11:46

Lambing and Kidding Season is Here!

1/13/2022
Lambing and kidding season has arrived! Are you prepared? Listen as we visit with Amy Powell, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H animal science program specialist to discuss proper preparation.

Duration:00:24:43

Iowa Specialty Producers Conference 2022

12/29/2021
In this episode, I interview Kendra Meyer, executive secretary for the Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and Nicole Eilers, Marketing Director for the Iowa Wine Growers Association, to talk about the upcoming Iowa Specialty Producers Conference.

Duration:00:10:08

Whole Farm Revenue Protection

12/17/2021
In this episode, I visit with Craig Christianson, Risk Management Specialist with the USDA Risk Management Agency, about Whole Farm Revenue Protection.

Duration:00:15:26

Preparing for Starting Seeds

12/10/2021
In this episode I interview Dan Fillius, vegetable and specialty crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This time we are talking about preparing for starting seeds!

Duration:00:14:56

Winter Bird Watching

12/3/2021
In this episode I interview Heidi Anderson, naturalist with Polk County Conservation, and get some tips and tricks for birdwatching this winter!

Duration:00:18:38

Holiday Decorating with the Outdoors

11/26/2021
In this episode I interview Aaron Steil, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Consumer Horticulture Specialist, and talk about decorating for the holidays with things from the outdoors!

Duration:00:20:56