Oklahoma farm communities face health challenges with rescues by rural air evacuations. An Idaho farm woman finds a future raising elk. A Nebraska farm family discovers that dietary concerns are creating demand for their sorghum crop. A Minnesota farmer takes an educational approach to save the environment. It’s "Sewer Man".
Rural Air Evac
If you live in the city, help can come quickly in the event of a medical emergency. It may be a different story if you’re injured or ill on a remote farm or ranch. We’ll learn how some folks in rural Oklahoma take to the air to treat medical emergencies and save lives.
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Teton Mountain Ranch
Working the range on her family’s cattle ranch is second nature to Pauline Bagley. It’s an agricultural tradition that goes back three generations. But like many farm families all across the heartland, Pauline finds that charting a successful future may require some new directions and tough decisions.
Sorghum is a crop that’s long been used for livestock feed, but there is a growing demand for “food grade” sorghum these days. We’ll meet one Nebraska farmer who saw that demand as a new opportunity to grow his business.
Farmer Sewer Man
We hear a lot about “going green” these days. For farms across the heartland, environmental stewardship is more than just a feel-good exercise. As one Minnesota farmer teaches, it’s also a way to ensure future success.
Along the Way: Ingles Farm Bud Jeffries of Ingles Farm, a cow-calf operation in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Ingles family was farming this land before the American Revolution.
Harvesting Knowledge: Fruit Cake Fruit cake is a global treat with quite a history. Early recipes from the Roman times mention cakes baked with pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, and raisins. By the 16th century, almost every country in Europe had their own fruit cake varieties. In U.S., the cakes became a popular holiday tradition by the turn of the 20th centuty.