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

Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:30 AM

Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields...just in time for the harvest. Serve yourself to a helping of history on sweet potatoes.



Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6:00 PM

Reporter Rob Stewart meets a group of young people just starting out in farming. They've gone back to school to learn all about agriculture at the California Farm Academy. Then, we meet some young people handling farming chores on a daily basis. Not on a farm, however, this is right in the heart of Philadelphia's inner city. And Jason Shoultz meets a young Florida couple teaching others about organic farming with some hands on lessons at their produce farm.



Thursday, August 7, 2014
8:30 AM

Take to the waters of Chesapeake Bay for a harvest of oysters. Open a carton of milk from an Ohio heritage dairy. Test your kitchen skills on some unusual beef recipes and sample the artwork created by farmer artists in California.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6:00 PM

Reporter Sarah Gardner rounds up some Texas Longhorn cattle. These cows, however, aren't in the Lone Star State. A Kansas Ranching family changes the color of their cattle to improve the brand. Law Enforcement officials in California work to stop modern day cattle rustlers. Rob Stewart travels to Idaho to meet a cattle ranching family that's added Elk ranching to their rangeland.



Thursday, August 14, 2014
8:30 AM

Hitch up the team for an Arizona draft horse vacation. Log on to the blog of a Virginia farm family that champions agriculture. Test you agriculture knowledge - just what is "gluten free"? Join a Kentucky sheep roundup for one of a kind wool creations.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:00 PM

It's all about wine. Rob Stewart does some research on how lab work off the farm is improving the vintage for one California winemaker. African American vintners tap into new markets. Jason Shoultz gives you some background on wine and grapes. And making beer is a multi-family affair at the 7 Brides Brewery in Oregon.



Thursday, August 21, 2014
8:30 AM

Travel back in time to Kentucky land that's been farmed by the same family for more than 200 years. Examine the science behind the effort to develop America's best looking lawns. Take you pick of some great apricot recipes and join Louisiana trackers on the hunt for feral hogs destroying farmland.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:00 PM

Akiba Howard finds two Nebraska women using the internet to help promote rural living in Nebraska. Sarah Gardner discovers that technology is making it possible for North Carolina farmers to better reach consumers. Two Kansas farm wives connect with city folks and rural residents with blogs on their new lives on the farm. And smartphone apps make it possible to improve crop yields for farmers in third world nations.



Thursday, August 28, 2014
8:30 AM

Bring in a colorful harvest of irises with a California farm family. Learn what to look for when you reach for orange juice on the supermarket shelf. Sample a unique vintage of wine from...Wyoming and join some New Mexico residents bringing the produce from an Albuquerque urban farm.