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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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English


Episodes

Understanding Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa

9/6/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:17:10


Detecting SWD in Fruit Production

7/31/2017
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What is spotted winged drosophila? How can I tell if it is affecting fruit crops? Learn more in this episode.

Duration: 00:11:25


Opportunities and Challenges with Aquaponics Systems

7/7/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:10:10


Hot Weather and Hort Crops

6/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:11:19


Aquatic Plant Maintenance, Fish Stocking and Pond Construction - Oh My!

5/25/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:15:59


Horticulture Crop Condition After April's Cold and Wet Weather

5/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:09:15


Growing Together - Produce Donation Program

4/17/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:17:44


SARE Farmer Rancher Grants

4/3/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:11:50


Growing Peach Trees in Iowa

3/1/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:08:29


Dan Perkins - Conference Keynote

1/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:08:33


Water Quality in Iowa

1/6/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:14:01


Veterinary Feed Directive

12/7/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:22:19


Improving Wildlife Habitat on your Small Farm

11/21/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:16:32


Resources Available Through the SARE Book Library

10/3/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:10:25


Cover Crop use in Horticulture

9/6/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:21:15


Safety on a Small Farm

6/23/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:10:11


Backyard Poultry

5/23/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:21:22


Planting Design Tips

4/20/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:23:54


Enterprise Budgets

4/4/2016
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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..

Duration: 00:09:43


Renewable Energy on a Small Farm

2/18/2016
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This is episode eight, where I meet with Greg Brenneman and Tom Miller at the Iowa Small Farms Conference. Greg is an Agricultural Engineer for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Tom is a field specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. We will discuss renewable energy and talk about some of its applications on a small farm.

Duration: 00:12:29

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