America’s Heartland is a magazine-style, half-hour series produced by PBS KVIE, Sacramento. Since its premiere on PBS stations and RFD-TV in 2005, America’s Heartland has shared more than 1,000 stories about the hardworking men and women who bring food, fuel, feed, and fiber to the nation and the world. The idea was a simple one – give consumers an inside look at how American farmers and ranchers create an incredible bounty of products. The stories also highlight the values farmers share with consumers, including concerns about sustainability, food safety, and animal welfare. Viewers also learn how cutting-edge technology helps growers be much more efficient and produce more products with less use of water, fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides .

America’s Heartland has joined U.S. farmers on their trips to mainland China, Egypt, Morocco, and Taiwan to see how U.S. products are used by manufacturers and consumers. American growers also share their expertise to help farmers in other countries help feed their own populations. America’s Heartland episodes have aired more than 500,000 times on more than 90% of all PBS stations, as well as weekly on RFD-TV. Millions more watch our stories on Facebook, YouTube, and on our website. As the only nationally broadcast program of its kind, America’s Heartland strives to gives viewers a deeper understanding of and appreciation for America’s farmers.

Creative Team

Tyler Bastine

Tyler Bastine

Producer

Jim Finnerty

Jim Finnerty

Show Producer

Sarah Gardner

Sarah Gardner

Reporter

Akiba Howard

Akiba Howard

Reporter

Paul Robins

Paul Robins

Reporter

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

Reporter

Michael Sanford

Michael Sanford

Assoc. GM – Production, PBS KVIE

Jason Shoultz

Jason Shoultz

Producer/Reporter

Kristen Simoes

Kristen Simoes

Reporter

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart

Reporter

Yolanda Vazquez

Yolanda Vazquez

Reporter

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