Jeanne Nolan

Susan Varick

March 07, 2014 - Focus

Encore: From the Ground Up

Do you grow vegetables in a garden or in pots around your home or apartment? If you do -why did you start? If you don’t, why not? This hour on Focus, Lisa Bralts talks with Jeanne Nolan, author of “From the Ground Up” about why she does and how she learned.


Lindsey Moon

December 13, 2013 - Focus

Raising the perfect tree

Many of us only think about Christmas trees and Christmas tree farms around the holiday season, but for some, it’s a year-round business. 


(Matt Rubel)

December 05, 2013 - Focus

Will the 2013 Farm Bill be approved in 2013?

The 2013 farm bill is at least a 900 billion dollar piece of legislation. It’s been stalled in Congress since the 2008 bill expired a year ago. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about what the hold-up is and why it matters.


Will Allen at Growing Power's urban farm in Milwaukee

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December 03, 2013 - Focus

Growing Urban Agriculture

A lot of our food grows in expansive, rolling fields that make up the Midwest. But with more and more people living in cities, that is changing. This hour on Focus, we’ll hear from Will Allen, CEO of Milwaukee’s urban farming project “Growing Power.”


Three chickens foraging in grass.

Lisa Bralts

November 05, 2013 - Focus

Backyard Chickens

Do you keep backyard chickens? If you can’t, would you like to?


visitors at Curtis Orchard

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September 25, 2013 - Focus

Agri-Tourism a Boon for Central Illinois Farms

Have you been to a pick your own apple orchard or tried to solve a corn maze at a local orchard or farm? Why did you go, and would you go back? What did you like or dislike about visiting? This hour on Focus, we’ll talk about farms as tourist destinations.


Jeanne Nolan

Susan Varick

August 15, 2013 - Focus

From the Ground Up

Do you grow vegetables in a garden or in pots around your home or apartment? If you do -why did you start? If you don’t, why not? This hour on Focus, Lisa Bralts talks with Jeanne Nolan, author of “From the Ground Up” about why she does and how she learned.


grain silos

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August 13, 2013 - Focus

Grain Bin Entrapments

We’ve seen more grain bin entrapments and deaths this year than last year throughout the Midwest, and while many dread the next report of an incident, there’s an attitude that it’s “only a matter of time.” This hour on Focus, we’ll hear about what it’s like to be inside a grain bin…and what its like to survive being completely submerged under four feet of corn for more than four hours.


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