Living the Country Life Radio

Living the Country Life is the largest rural radio network in the nation. In each segment, radio host Jodi Henke shares tips from experts across the U.S. to help you around your acreage. See the full list of stations airing the show.

To find out if the program is available for your market, email LCLradio@meredith.com.

Puppy post-pandemic

We’re going to have a lot of stressed out pups when we return to school and the office. Start planning now to help your pet get used to a new routine.

Raising alternative livestock

Raising livestock doesn’t always mean cattle, hogs, or sheep. Alternative farm animals such as alpacas or emus can be an exciting venture.

Wildlife-friendly fencing

Fences define property and confine livestock but they also limit where wildlife can find habitat. The right kind of fencing will serve both types of animals well.

Getting into beekeeping

Backyard beekeeping can be a “honey” of a hobby. If having thousands of stinging insects flying around doesn’t faze you, there’s definitely a market to tap into.

Upgrading Farm Structures

Fixing outdated farm structures is costly, but improvements in energy efficiency will save you money in the long run.

Industrial hemp for cattle

Industrial hemp may be another feed alternative for cattle. A study shows it’s nutritious for them, but there is that issue with cannabinoids.

Pine tree diseases

If your pine tree oozes, rusts, or grows a canker, you’ve got a problem. Pine trees are normally very resilient, so learn to spot when there’s trouble.

Stable fly control

Stable flies are painful for cattle, and controlling them starts in the winter. Reduce the amount of manure and hay mixing on the ground and you’ll reduce stable flies.

Planning a prairie

Mother Nature grew native prairies for thousands of years. But if you want to start one, it’ll take some planning. Prairies are complex with many variables.

Trees for pollinators

Trees provide a lot of benefits in the environment, but they’re also a critical source of food and shelter for pollinators. Native trees are what bees and butterflies prefer.

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