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America's Heartland
Home Page: http://www.americasheartland.org
Channel: KWSU

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 PM

Rob Stewart finds a number of city folks who relish vacations on the farm...even helping to bring in the crops. Urban gardening programs in Kansas City help youngster to eat healthier. And a historic farm in the heart of Boston benefits consumers looking for fresh produce and youngsters who enjoy a rural vacation in the heart of the city.



Thursday, September 4, 2014
8:30 AM

Haul in a harvest of tall timber in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Learn how to cook up some unusual blueberry recipes. Discover how the internet helped four young ladies begin farming and travel to Arizona where one farm specializes in raising cactus.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:00 PM

Visit a working dog training school in Nebraska where dogs learn how to handle sheep and cattle roundups. A Texas program takes feral cats and provides them to farmers and ranchers to help battle rodent problems. U.S. Customs agents use specially trained dogs to discover unwelcome pests coming in from shipments overseas. Barn owls help to keep down pest populations in California vineyards.



Thursday, September 11, 2014
8:30 AM

Travel to the Brunkow Farm in Kansas for a dawn to dusk look at the challenges faced by a modern day farm family. Dealing with the grip of a difficult drought, Glenn Brunkow, his wife, Jennifer and their children, Isaac and Tatum raise cattle and row crops.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 PM

Rob Stewart introduces us to New Mexico ranchers who work in helping farmers in Third World nations has taken him to Africa and Eastern Europe. One California City claims that title of Farm to Table capital in America. Travel to Sacramento where farmers and consumers get together to enjoy the bounty of the Golden State. And city residents in Boston join with Massachusetts farmers on a gleaners program that delivers fresh produce to those facing hunger in New England.



Thursday, September 18, 2014
8:30 AM

Saddle up to see how Florida ranchers are saving a historic breed of cattle. Make your choices of popular produce at Alabama's oldest farmers market. Test a new recipe for sweet and spicy corn fritters and discover how a farm school in New Mexico is helping residents in one economically disadvantaged community.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:00 PM

Sample new varieties of sunflower snacks. Check out the research to "build a better tomato." See how the National Seed Bank protects America's crops. Dig into the story of how science is improving our soils.



Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:30 AM

Take to the range in Wyoming where goats are essential to a cattle ranching operation. Haul in a sweet harvest of sugarcane in Louisiana. Travel back in time to find out about George Washington...the farmer and discover why Bok Choy should be a vegetable on your dinner table.