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Brad McGinleyAg Agent & Staff Chairbmcginley@uada.edu
Phone: (870) 942-2231
Address202 W. Pine StreetSheridan, AR 72150
Shaun RhoadesAg Agent & Staff Chairsrhoades@uada.eduPhone: (479) 637-2173
Address190 West 1st StreetBox 7Waldron, AR 72958
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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!
Join Brad and Shaun as they discuss the steps needs to create a thriving vegetable
Listen to Starting a Vegetable Garden
Find out more about vegetable gardens on our website
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
Download transcriptFor more information check out our publications on Farm Pond ManagementAquatic Vegetation Control in Arkansas (MP556)Farm Pond Management for Recreational Fishing (MP360)
Watermeal and Duckweed Control in Arkansas Ponds (FSA-9626)
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!
For more helpful info on growing tomatoes check out our resources!
Growing Tomatoes in Arkansas
Tomatoes Diseases - Identification and Treatments
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
For more info, visit the backyard hobby flocks page
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
In this episode, learn how to correctly prune trees around your property.
Retired Extension Forester and Master Gardener Caroll Guffey joins Brad and Shaun to discuss proper tree pruning. They discuss when and how to prune and even when to call in a professional. This is part one of a three part tree care series.
Listen to Tree Care Part 1
Download the transcript
For more helpful info on tree care check out these resources!
Planting trees in Arkansas
Pruning Fruit Trees in Arkansas
In this episode Brad and Shaun discuss all aspects of tree planting with retired forester
and Master Gardener Caroll Guffey including species and site selection, bare root
vs container grown, planting techniques, and much more! This episode is part two of
a three part tree care series.
Listen to Tree Care Part 2
Planting Trees in Arkansas
Part 3 of our Tree Care and Maintenance Series. In this episode Brad and Shaun discuss
common tree issues with retired forester and Master Gardener Carol Guffey including
common diseases, insects, weed-eater damage, protecting newly planted trees and much
more! This is the final episode of our tree care series. Check out our website for more helpful info around the homestead!
Listen to Tree Care Part 3
In this episode, Brad and Shaun chat with Johnson County Agent, Blair Griffin about controlling weeds in your lawn and pastures.
Listen to Learn About Weed Control
Home Lawn Resources
Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas
In this episode, Brad and Shaun discuss how to get started with a home orchard.
They discuss considerations for growing peaches, apples, pears, figs, blackberries,
blueberries, muscadines, and strawberries. They also discuss the importance of variety
and site selection as well as care and maintenance.
Listen to Get Started with Home Orchards
Home Orchard Resources
In this episode, Grant County Extension Agent Brad McGinley visits with Dr. Dustan
Clark, Extension Poultry Heath Veterinarian, about the current outbreak of avianInfluenza.
They discuss the impacts for backyard hobby flocks, how poultry owners can protect
their flocks, and what to do if you suspect you have a sick bird.
Listen to Avian Flu and Backyard Poultry
Avian Influenza and Biosecurity Resources
Avian Influenza Webinar
Check out the Clark County Self-Sufficient U blog!