Backyard Farmer

Backyard Farmer is a co-production between NET and Nebraska Extension. The longest-running, locally-produced, television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating its 67th season and first airs Thursdays on NET with rebroadcasts on NET and NET Create. The program was created by George Round, former University of Nebraska public relations director, Wayne Whitney, former Nebraska Extension horticulturist and Jack McBride, NET’s founding general manager. The show’s format of answering viewer questions remains a cornerstone of the show’s success.


Filming from the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, NE

Filming at the State Fair, from the Raising Nebraska Building in Grand Island, NE


Every year from spring to fall, our panel of experts deal with topics from insect pests, disease, turf, fruits, and vegetables, as well as landscape design and general horticulture topics. The program consists of a panel of experts dedicated to helping you find solutions to your lawn and garden questions.

For more information visit BYF.UNL.EDU


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