New Season of ‘Backyard Farmer’ Starts April 1

News Release Date: 
March 18, 2021

For Immediate Release

New Season of ‘Backyard Farmer’ Starts April 1

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 18, 2021) – The popular lawn and garden series “Backyard Farmer” begins its new season at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, April 1, on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

Every year from spring to fall, host Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, and a panel of Nebraska Extension experts help viewers answer questions about insect pests and disease, turf, and fruits and vegetables, as well as landscape design and general horticulture topics.

Several features being planned this season will emphasize growing your own food. Since the pandemic began, more people are experimenting with cultivating fresh produce in their own green spaces, resulting in millions of new gardeners nationwide.

This season, viewers will get weekly updates from the Backyard Farmer garden and can submit their lawn and garden questions and photos via e-mail or Facebook messages. To submit a question or photo for the experts, email byf@unl.edu or visit Facebook at facebook.com/backyardfarmernebraska.

The “Backyard Farmer” website at byf.unl.edu/ features more about the series and the Facebook page also includes announcements and other garden information. In addition, past features and episodes are available for viewing on the program’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/backyardfarmer and as a free podcast on iTunes. 

The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” airs Thursdays on NET through Sept. 30. “Backyard Farmer” repeats Saturdays at 10 a.m. CT on NET and Sundays at 3 p.m. CT and Mondays at 5 p.m. CT on NET Create.

Backyard Farmer is a co-production of NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, and Nebraska Extension.

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MEDIA 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.