Backyard Farmer Coming To State Fair

News Release Date: 
August 24, 2017

For Immediate Release
‘Backyard Farmer’ Live Taping at State Fair

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 24, 2017) – The popular lawn and garden television series “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating 65 years with a live taping Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Nebraska State Fair.

This free event, at the Raising Nebraska Building, begins at 2:30 p.m. CT, with an opportunity to get acquainted with the show’s panelists and have questions answered directly from the experts. Audience members will have a front-row seat watching a television program come together when the live taping begins at 4 p.m. This State Fair episode will air on NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Aug. 31.

The “Backyard Farmer” Facebook page is a great place to visit for announcements and other garden information. In addition, its YouTube channel is a popular place to view past features and programs.  This series is a co-production of NET television and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

“Backyard Farmer” is the longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation and airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on NET. The program repeats Saturdays at 10 a.m. CT on NET and Sundays at 3 p.m. CT on NET Create. For a complete program schedule, visit

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