Episode 506 addthis
Reporter Rob Stewart heads for the Big Sky country of Montana and the Padlock Cattle Ranch. Its a huge ranching operation that also welcomes tourists. Reporter Yolanda Vazquez is in Tennessee where an award winning farm family works together to bring in a harvest of hay. Reporter Jason Shoultz travels to the community where Oregons famous Tillamook cheese is made. He discovers that while dairy is king in this neighborhood, a lot of youngsters still dont know much about farming. Reporter John Lobertini discovers an underground harvest in a Utah Salt Mine.

Wide Open SpacesWide Open Spaces
We head to Montana for a cattle roundup and a ranching family for whom animal welfare is very important. Padlock ranch grazes more than ten thousand head of cattle. And, thats a draw to tourists who vacation here for a slice of home on the range.

 

 

Make Hay While...Make Hay While...
One young farmer in Tennessee takes an award winning approach to working his family farm. Don Blankenship plants row crops and also hauls in some 40,000 bales of hay a year. He's also taken national honors for his agriculture work and keeping his family farm going strong.

 

Ag In The ClassroomAg In The Classroom
Tillamook, Oregon is dairy cattle country. This is home to the world famous Tillamook Cheese Company. But talk with some of the youngsters at Tillamook's Nestucca Valley Elementary School and youll find that many of these rural youngsters, just like city kids, have a limited knowledge of agriculture.

 

Salt Of The EarthSalt Of The Earth
When you reach for that salt shaker to season your food, do you ever wonder where the spicy stuff comes from? Well take you to Utah and an agricultural harvest deep beneath the earth.

 

Ag In The ClassroomHarvesting Knowledge: Jethro Tull
When you hear "Jethro Tull", you may think of a British rock group, but the man named Jethro Tull was an 18th century agricultural pioneer. Learn about Tull's many contributions to agricultural technique.

 




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