‘Backyard Farmer’ and NET Plan Event Sept. 12 in Plattsmouth

News Release Date: 
August 29, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘Backyard Farmer’ and NET Plan Event Sept. 12 in Plattsmouth

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 29, 2018) – “Backyard Farmer” fans are invited to learn about Nebraska hops production and beer brewing during a taping of the season finale broadcast.

The season finale taping will start at 6 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Midwest Hop Producers, 18003 Club View Dr., in Plattsmouth.

The public is invited to be part of the television audience. Beverages and appetizers are available for purchase in the Tasting Room beginning at 4 p.m. CT. A question and answer session will start at 5 p.m. CT. Seating is provided, but attendees may bring chairs.

In addition to featuring Midwest Hop Producers, the program will feature its annual garden time lapse, showing how the “Backyard Farmer” garden grew from April to September in just three minutes.

The season finale show will air at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Sept. 13, on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” – a perennial favorite for more than 65 years – airs Thursdays on NET through Sept. 13. “Backyard Farmer” repeats Saturdays at 10 a.m. CT on NET and Sundays at 2 p.m. CT and Mondays at 5 p.m. CT on NET Create.

To submit a question for the experts, viewers should visit byf.unl.edu. In addition, the “Backyard Farmer” Facebook page features announcements and other garden information. In addition, past features and episodes are available for viewing on the program’s YouTube channel.

The series is a co-production of NET and Nebraska Extension. It is supported in part by AseraCare Hospice, Campbell’s Nurseries and Garden Center, Nebraska Arborists Association, Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association and Nebraska811.

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.