Backyard Farmer is a television program produced by the Nebraska Extension division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for broadcast on NET Television. Backyard Farmer, which has run for more than 60 years, airs live Thursday on NET1 at 7 p.m. Central Time from April through September.
The program's content is exclusively home lawn and gardening information with an emphasis on Nebraska flora and climate considerations. The format consists of a panel of experts, usually from Nebraska Extension, that share information and respond to viewer questions.
Backyard Farmer first aired in 1953 on Lincoln, Nebraska, station KFOR-TV, moving to NET in 1955. (The KFOR license was donated in 1954 to the University of Nebraska by John Fetzer, who also owned competing Lincoln TV station KOLN, to create NET's flagship station, KUON-TV.) Dwayne Trenkle was the original moderator.
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