‘Backyard Farmer’ Taping Event Aug. 29 at Nebraska State Fair

News Release Date: 
August 15, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘Backyard Farmer’ Taping Event Aug. 29 at Nebraska State Fair

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 15, 2018) – “Backyard Farmer” – a perennial favorite on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations – will tape a live show at the Nebraska State Fair Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The public is invited to be part of this event with a question-and-answer panel from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT and live taping from 4-5 p.m. CT.

Host Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, and other Nebraska Extension experts will join the panel.

For more than 65 years, the popular lawn and garden television series has been dedicated to helping viewers find solutions to their lawn and garden questions. In this episode, experts will discuss late summer yard and garden tips. There will be a feature on county fair 4-H horticultural judging, and a feature on the importance of a good garden clean up at the end of the growing season.

The program will air at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Aug. 30, on NET.

The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” 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.