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Around the Homestead PodcastAround the Homestead podcast with brad mcginley and shaun rhoades - silhouette of a tree with chickens.

Welcome to the Around the Homestead Podcast, where county agents hosts, Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades share information on topics from gardens to goats.  Our aim is to provide small farmers and landowners valuable education on projects that may arise around the homestead. Whether you have been on the homestead all your life or have just began the farm lifestyle, we hope you garner helpful tips to make your rural lifestyle most rewarding. 

Our podcast covers topics such as:

Planning a garden, composting, dealing with wildlife, backyard poultry and more!

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Arkansas County Agents Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades continue their discussion of starting a backyard flock with Dr. Dustan Clark, Extension Poultry Veterinarian.

This episode covers poultry health issues, egg handling, predator control, and biosecurity for backyard hobby flocks.

Listen to Part 2 of Getting Started with Backyard Poultry

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For more info, visit the backyard hobby flocks page

Part 1 of a two part series in which Arkansas County Extension Agents Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades discuss starting a backyard flock with Arkansas Extension Poultry Veterinarian, Dr. Dustan Clark.

This episode covers getting starting with poultry facilities, breeds of chickens, and feeding.

Listen to Get Started with Backyard Poultry

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For more info, visit the backyard hobby flocks page.

Arkansas County Extension Agents Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades discuss common issues home gardeners face when growing tomatoes.

They discuss common diseases as well as abiotic disorders caused by environmental factors and herbicide damage. They also give gardeners tactics to use to help prevent potential problems as well as discussing ways to diagnoses issues.

Tune in to fix your tomato troubles!

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For more helpful info on growing tomatoes check out our resources!

Growing Tomatoes in Arkansas

Tomatoes Diseases - Identification and Treatments

Join Brad, Shaun, and Extension Aquaculture Specialist, George Selden as they discuss controlling algae and pond weeds.

Now also available on Spotify and Amazon Music.

Listen for Tips on Managing Ponds

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For more information check out our publications on Farm Pond Management
Aquatic Vegetation Control in Arkansas (MP556)

Farm Pond Management for Recreational Fishing (MP360)

Watermeal and Duckweed Control in Arkansas Ponds (FSA-9626)

Join Brad and Shaun as they discuss the steps needs to create a thriving vegetable garden!

Listen to Starting a Vegetable Garden

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Find out more about vegetable gardens on our website.

 

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