6 episodes

Welcome to the Around the Homestead Podcast, where Arkansas County Agents, 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. Visit our webpage to find publications and resources for topics covered in each episode and much more! https://www.uaex.uada.edu/counties/around-the-homestead-podcast/

Around the Homestead Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades

    • Education

Welcome to the Around the Homestead Podcast, where Arkansas County Agents, 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. Visit our webpage to find publications and resources for topics covered in each episode and much more! https://www.uaex.uada.edu/counties/around-the-homestead-podcast/

    Tree Care and Maintenance Part 1 - Pruning

    Tree Care and Maintenance Part 1 - Pruning

    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.  This is part one of a tree part tree care series.   Find more tree care resources at www.uaex.uada.edu.

    • 24 min
    Getting Started with Backyard Poultry Part 2

    Getting Started with Backyard Poultry Part 2

    Arkansas County Agents Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades continue their discussion of starting a backyard flock with Dr. Dustan Clark, Extension Poultry Veterinarian.   In this episode they discuss poultry health issues, egg handling, predator control, and biosecurity for backyard hobby flocks.   For more information and resources visit https://www.uaex.edu/counties/around-the-homestead-podcast.  

    • 34 min
    Getting Started with Backyard Poultry Part 1

    Getting Started with Backyard Poultry Part 1

    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.  

    • 38 min
    Troubleshooting Tomatoes

    Troubleshooting Tomatoes

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

    For more helpful info on growing tomatoes check out this link.
    https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/vegetables/tomato-gardening.aspx

    • 26 min
    Controlling Pond Weeds and Algae

    Controlling Pond Weeds and Algae

    Join hosts Arkansas County Extension Agents, Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades as they discuss the controlling weeds and algae in your farm pond with special quest Arkansas Extension Aquaculture Specialist, George Selden.  

    • 23 min
    Starting a Vegetable Garden

    Starting a Vegetable Garden

    “Co-hosts County Extension Agents Brad McGinley and Shaun Rhoades with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture discuss techniques and equipment needed in starting a vegetable garden on your homestead.” 

    • 25 min

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