Backyard Farmer Live Taping June 17

News Release Date: 
June 7, 2017

For Immediate Release
‘Backyard Farmer’ Event On East Campus

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 7, 2017) – The popular lawn and garden television series “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating 65 years with a live taping of the show at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17. Area residents are invited to be part of the audience at the Backyard Farmer Garden, 3850 Center St., UNL East Campus. Cake will be served following the taping and this program will air June 22 on NET.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at or by calling (800) 634-6788. Audience members are invited to bring their questions for the “Backyard Farmer” experts. Master gardeners will also be available before and after the show to answer lawn and garden questions.

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.

“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

NET operates the statewide public service network which includes television, radio and online services. To learn more, visit

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Media Contact: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247,

NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station
NET is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming since 1954; NET World (NET2) offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other news and public affairs programming; NET Create (NET3) features the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series.