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Farm and Family Radio

Amy TaylorFarm and Family features interviews with Extension Service experts and other agricultural officials about timely topics related to Mississippi agriculture. Shows are available in MP3 formats. You may also hear the shows on many radio stations in Mississippi.

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August 3 - 7

  • Monday: Local Economic Benefits of Farmers’ Markets - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: Center for Forage Management & Environmental Stewardship - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Transitioning Your Toddler to Childcare - Melissa Tenhet MP3
  • Thursday: Summertime Nutrition Management for Cattle - Jane Parish MP3
  • Friday: New Standards for Sustainable Forestry Initiative - John Auel MP3


July 27 - 31

  • Monday: Wild Hog Problem in Mississippi - Bronson Strickland MP3
  • Tuesday: Pests & Diseases in Forage Crops - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Summer Heat Precautions - Mary Linda Moore MP3
  • Thursday: Managing Cattle with Other Animal Species - Jane Parish MP3
  • Friday: Alleviating Drought Stress in Yard Trees - John Kushla MP3


July 20 - 24

  • Monday: Edge of Field Monitoring Opportunities - Beth Baker MP3
  • Tuesday: Planting Warm Season Wildlife Plots - Bill Hamrick MP3
  • Wednesday: Back to School Shopping on a Budget - Susan Cosgrove MP3
  • Thursday: Identifying & Coping with Heat Stress in Cattle - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Urban & Community Forestry - Jason Gordon MP3


July 13 - 17

  • Monday: Homeward Bound Project of Mississippi - Terri Snead MP3
  • Tuesday: Mineral Concentration of Forages - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Sun Safety & Your Skin - David Buys and Ann Sansing MP3
  • Thursday: Making Genetic Decisions, Improving Commercial Herds - Trent Smith MP3
  • Friday: What You Should Know about Termites - David Jones MP3


July 6 - 10

  • Monday: Smart Growth for Small Towns Program - Michael Seymor and Jeremy Murdock MP3
  • Tuesday: Center for Forage Management & Environmental Stewardship - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Preparing Your Emergency Grab & Go Box - Susan Cosgrove MP3
  • Thursday: Controlling Fire Ants in Pastures & Barnyards - Blake Layton MP3
  • Friday: Conservation Tree Plantings - Randy Rousseau MP3


June 29 - July 3

  • Monday: Being Active in Your Soil Management - Larry Oldham MP3
  • Tuesday: Managing Nitrogen in Hay Production - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Tummy Safe Program - Jenna Schilling MP3
  • Thursday: Matching Cattle Requirements to Available Feeds - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: How to Take Care of Your Tree Seedlings - Randy Rousseau MP3


June 22 - 26

  • Monday: Improving Your Community’s Economy - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: Importance of Shade for Cattle - Jane Parish MP3
  • Wednesday: Understanding Probiotics & Prebiotics - Jennifer Russell MP3
  • Thursday: Identifying & Coping with Heat Stress in Cattle - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Firewise Landscaping Around Your Home - John Kushla MP3


June 15 - 19

  • Monday: Local Economic Benefits of Farmers’ Markets - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: Tips for Marketing on Facebook - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: Staying Informed about the Effects of Alcohol - Ashley Fondren MP3
  • Thursday: New Treatment for Sports-Related Injuries in Horses - Robin Fontenot MP3
  • Friday: Pine Tip Moth - John Kushla MP3


June 8 - 12

  • Monday: Planting Warm Season Wildlife Plots - Bill Hamrick MP3
  • Tuesday: Turfgrass Research Field Day - Jay McCurdy MP3
  • Wednesday: Neshoba County Fair - Karen Benson MP3
  • Thursday: Managing Mud & Cattle - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: New Standards for Sustainable Forestry Initiative - John Auel MP3


June 1 - 5

  • Monday: Dealing with Trespassers on Your Property - John Long MP3
  • Tuesday: Why We Have Leash Laws - Christine Calder MP3
  • Wednesday: How to Stock an Emergency Food Pantry - Natasha Haynes MP3
  • Thursday: Summertime Nutrition Management for Cattle - Jane Parish MP3
  • Friday: Tree Planting for Reforestation - John Kushla MP3


May 25 - 29

  • Monday: 4-H Shooting Sports State Invitational - John Long MP3
  • Tuesday: Importance of Equine Industry in Small Towns - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Wednesday: Summer Heat Precautions - Mary Linda Moore MP3
  • Thursday: Large & Small Animal Disaster Preparedness - Carla Huston MP3
  • Friday: Tree & Stump Removal - Jason Gordon MP3


May 18 - 22

  • Monday: 4-H Robotics Academy - Mariah Morgan MP3
  • Tuesday: Forage Management & Environmental Stewardship - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Be a Smart Patient at the Doctor’s Office - Carla Stanford MP3
  • Thursday: Alternative Forage for MS Livestock Producers - Brett Rushing MP3
  • Friday: Benefits of a Forest Management Plan - John Kushla MP3


May 11 - 15

  • Monday: Profitability of Farmers’ Markets - David Nagel MP3
  • Tuesday: Summer Forage Production in Mississippi - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: Mental Health Awareness - Tashmia Turner MP3
  • Thursday: Controlling Fire Ants in Pastures & Barnyards - Blake Layton MP3
  • Friday: Pine Colaspis Beetle - John Kushla MP3


May 4 - 8

  • Monday: Why You Should Promote Your Business Online - Lara Bowman MP3
  • Tuesday: The Program, Bricks to Clicks - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: The Tummy Safe Program - Jenna Schilling MP3
  • Thursday: Livestock Judging Camps at MS State University - Brett Crow MP3
  • Friday: Pine Bark Beetles - John Kushla MP3


April 27 - May 1

  • Monday: Benefits of Farmers Markets for Shoppers/Producers - Rick Snyder MP3
  • Tuesday: Pine Tip Moth - John Kushla MP3
  • Wednesday: Staying Informed about the Effects of Alcohol - Ashley Fondren MP3
  • Thursday: Matching Cattle Requirements to Available Feeds - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Hardwood Plantation Objectives & Management - Randy Rousseau MP3


April 20 - 24

  • Monday: Local Economic Benefits of Farmers Markets - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: Tips for Marketing on Facebook - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: Consumer Protection from Identity Theft - Rita Green MP3
  • Thursday: New Treatment for Sports-Related Injuries in Horses - Robin Fontenot MP3
  • Friday: Conservation Tree Plantings - Randy Rousseau MP3


April 13 - 17

  • Monday: Beef Improvement Federation Meetings - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Tuesday: 4-H Robotics Academy - Mariah Morgan MP3
  • Wednesday: Early Years Network - Karen Crow MP3
  • Thursday: Controlling Fire Ants in Pastures & Barnyards - Blake Layton MP3
  • Friday: Controlling Kudzu - John Kushla MP3


April 6 - 10

  • Monday: Improving Your Community’s Economy - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: The Program, Bricks to Clicks - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: How to be a Smart Patient at the Doctor’s Office - Carla Stanford MP3
  • Thursday: Managing Mud & Cattle - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: New Standards for Sustainable Forestry Initiative - John Auel MP3


March 30 - April 3

  • Monday: Controlling Fire Ant Problems Around Your Home - Blake Layton MP3
  • Tuesday: Collegiate 4-H at MS State University - Boddrick Hudson MP3
  • Wednesday: Tummy Safe Program - Jenna Schilling MP3
  • Thursday: Beef Cattle Boot Camps - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Tax Tips for Forest Landowners - James Henderson MP3


March 23 - 27

  • Monday: Importance of Equine Industry in Small Towns - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Tuesday: How Animals Can Be OCD - Christine Calder MP3
  • Wednesday: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia - Josephine Tate MP3
  • Thursday: Alternative Forage for Miss. Livestock Producers - Brett Rushing MP3
  • Friday: Tree & Stump Removal - Jason Gordon MP3


March 16 - 20

  • Monday: Controlling Fire Ants in Pastures & Barnyards - Blake Layton MP3
  • Tuesday: Mobile Device Apps through MSU Extension - Kelli Alexander MP3
  • Wednesday: Growing Problem of Bullying - Tashmia Turner MP3
  • Thursday: Large & Small Animal Disaster Preparedness - Carla Huston MP3
  • Friday: Controlling Non-Native, Invasive Plant Species - John Kushla MP3


March 9 - 13

  • Monday: New Center for Forage Management & Environmental Stewardship - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Tuesday: Improving Your Community’s Economy - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Wednesday: Muscular Disease, Called Sarcopenia - Brent Fountain MP3
  • Thursday: Alternative Forage for Livestock Producers - Brett Rushing MP3
  • Friday: Urban & Community Forestry - Jason Gordon MP3


March 2 - 6

  • Monday: Mississippi Small Business Forum - Lara Bowman MP3
  • Tuesday: Tips for Marketing on Facebook - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: Colorectal Cancer Month - David Buys and Ann Sansing MP3
  • Thursday: Why We have Leash Laws - Christine Calder MP3
  • Friday: Tax Tips for Forest Landowners - James Henderson MP3


February 23 - 27

  • Monday: Controlling Fire Ants Around Your Home - Blake Layton MP3
  • Tuesday: The Program, Bricks to Clicks - James Barnes MP3
  • Wednesday: Importance of Saving Money - Rita Green MP3
  • Thursday: Managing Beef Cattle for Winter - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Loblolly Pine Landowner Tree Improvement Project - Randy Rousseau MP3


February 16 - 20

  • Monday: Greenhouse Tomato Short Course - Rick Snyder MP3
  • Tuesday: Mississippi Small Business Forum - Lara Bowman MP3
  • Wednesday: Rural Medical Scholars Program - Bonnie Carew MP3
  • Thursday: Alternative Forage for Livestock Producers - Brett Rushing MP3
  • Friday: Why You Must Clean Your Fireplace- Jason Gordon MP3


February 9 - 13

  • Monday: MS Women for Agriculture Annual Conference - Sylvia Clark MP3
  • Tuesday: Nearly All Sports Turf is Ag-Related - McCurdy & Hardin MP3
  • Wednesday: Community Awareness: Heart Health Month - Ann Sansing MP3
  • Thursday: Matching Cattle Requirements/Available Feeds - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Urban & Community Forestry - Jason Gordon MP3


February 2 - 6

  • Monday: Why You Should Promote Your Business Online - Lara Bowman MP3
  • Tuesday: Dealing with Trespassers on Your Property - John Long MP3
  • Wednesday: Transitioning Your Toddler to Child Care - Melissa Tehnet MP3
  • Thursday: Dixie National Sale of Champions - Dean Jousan MP3
  • Friday: What You Don’t Know about Paper Products - David Jones MP3


January 26 - 30

  • Monday: Homeward Bound Project of Mississippi - Terri Snead MP3
  • Tuesday: Self Re-Seeding Potential for Annual Clovers - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Wednesday: February: Heart Health Month - Ashley Fondren MP3
  • Thursday: Need for Spaying/Neutering Your Pets - Jake Shivley MP3
  • Friday: Tree & Stump Removal - Jason Gordon MP3


January 19 - 23

  • Monday: Center for Forage Management & Environmental Stewardship - Rocky Lemus MP3
  • Tuesday: Improving Your Community’s Economy - Rachael Carter MP3
  • Wednesday: Muscular Disease, Called Sarcopenia - Brent Fountain MP3
  • Thursday: Dixie National Junior Round-Up - Dean Jousan MP3
  • Friday: Importance, Benefits of Thinning Pines - John Kushla MP3


January 12 - 16

  • Monday: Why Your Soil Needs Lime - Larry Oldham MP3
  • Tuesday: Mobile Device Apps: MSU Extension Service - Kelli Alexander MP3
  • Wednesday: Important Reminders: Preventing House Fires - Sylvia Clark MP3
  • Thursday: Why We Have Leash Laws - Christine Calder MP3
  • Friday: Tree Planting for Reforestation - John Kushla MP3


January 5 - 9

  • Monday: Why You Should Promote Your Business Online - Lara Bowman MP3
  • Tuesday: Collegiate 4-H at Mississippi State University - Boddrick Hudson MP3
  • Wednesday: Rural Medical Scholars Program - Bonnie Carew MP3
  • Thursday: Managing Beef Cattle for Winter - Brandi Karisch MP3
  • Friday: Loblolly Pine Landowner Tree Improvement Project - Randy Rousseau MP3


January 1 - 2

  • Thursday: Dixie National Sale of Champions - Dean Jousan MP3
  • Friday: Why You Must Clean Your Fireplace - Jason Gordon MP3



Farm and Family is produced for the Mississippi State University Extension Service by MSU's Office of Agricultural Communications and is hosted by Amy Taylor, Media Producer.