For the latest information on how to take your operation from good to great, tune into Ag PhD. The program includes a wide range of agronomic information from how to maximize your fertilizer program & tiling to stopping those yield-robbing insects and crop diseases and more.
Best of America by Horseback is a top-quality television show that offers trail riders a long list of scenic locations to visit—incorporating educational information about the location’s trails, camping and lodging facilities, amenities, history, and other fun things to do at each place! Not to mention, they share valuable equine product recommendations!
One of RFD-TV’s many efforts to showcase stellar American musical craftsmanship, “The Bluegrass Trail” showcases the greatest Bluegrass artists across the USA performing time-honored songs—many presented for the very first time. It’s a celebration of this nation’s musical roots right here on our Nashville stage!
“Shades of the classic Southfork Ranch on scripted drama ‘Dallas’ with a family-focused tinge a la ‘The Waltons,’ ‘Life Goes On’ and ‘Duck Dynasty’ – where family is about having each other’s backs and sharing core values – the focus of half-hour “Cash Cowboys” is on four generations of a Colorado-based family named Huwa.
As the trusted voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry, the National Cattlemen Beef Association strives to share timely, relevant news. NCBA’s “Cattlemen to Cattlemen” is the leading TV show for beef producers to receive cattle industry news, education, and information.
Hosted by Agriculture Broadcaster Brian Baxter, RFD-TV’s popular series “Classic Tractor Fever” is a must-see for any tractor enthusiast. It’s the place to find the history, stories, and passion of collectors who preserve these beautiful and amazing pieces of our agricultural past.
Strap on your spurs and saddle up for a travel adventure with actress Debbe Dunning (also known as “Heidi the Tool Time Girl” from TV favorite Home Improvement) as she travels the U.S. and showcases the best dude ranches in the country on “Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Round-Up.”
Itchy dog? Calf with a cough? Lame horse? “DocTalk” with host Dr. Dan Thomson will be making house calls and discussing important issues related to livestock welfare and management, including current animal ag research information, food safety, and companion animal health issues.
The Duttons have performed in every state in the US and most of Canada over their 30-year career, traveling millions of miles and giving thousands of concerts. During the highlight of their touring career, the Duttons performed as many as 250 road dates per year and had four European tours.
Created by professionals who are horsemen themselves, “Equestrian Nation” is a program featuring stories about scores of different equine breeds and disciplines from all around the world. This magazine-style show comes from the producers of the highly celebrated, long-running television series “HorseWorld,” and boasts the same high-quality production.
“Gentle Giants” explores the world of draft horses on the farm, in the field, and in the arena. Hosted by champion equestrians Pam Minick and Kadee Coffman, “Gentle Giants” travels across America to see draft horses--from the Legendary Budweiser Clydesdales to hearty Belgian draft horses plowing the fields--at work and at play.
Debuting in 2018, Horse of the West extended the National Reining Horse Association’s commitment to western sports coverage further—by adding cutting events, ranch riding, and select rodeo-timed events—all emphasizing how the horse makes these great western sports possible.
How Farms Work is a family-friendly YouTube channel that showcases beef and crop farms located in Southwestern Wisconsin. Equipment operation, techniques, and farming strategies are all first-hand accounts given by Ryan, an Agriculture Business major whose family runs these farms.
Tom McComas became involved with toy trains by accident and with reluctance. But his passion led to the creation of “I Love Toy Trains,” which quickly became TM’s best-selling title and one of the best-selling children’s videos in the country. More videos were produced, and the series began to win awards and gain national exposure in magazines and on TV.
The internationally-known “King of Polka,” 18-time Grammy award winner for “Best Polka Album,” and bandleader of arguably the most popular polka band in America—Jimmy Sturr—is taking to the stage for another slate of shows made for his fans and polka lovers across the country.
“Larry’s Country Diner” is a unique down-home variety show which integrates entertainment, interviews and music in a weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in a country diner setting. The show features regular characters including Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Waitress Renae and avid church lady, Nadine, along with special guest appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today.
Misilla is the host of Learn to Grow and The Crafty Mom on YouTube. A Pacific Northwest mother of four who is passionate about organic gardening, sustainable living, homesteading, and education, her videos and social media posts consist of gardening, outdoor recreation, healthy living, crafts, science experiments, DIY projects, and delicious recipes.
Produced in partnership with the National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA), the “Little Britches Rodeo” is literally an event famous for its slogan: “Where Legends Begin.” And it’s true, “Little Britches Rodeo” has helped to produce some of the top professional cowboys and cowgirls.
Journey into lives of two hard-working farm families to see the risks, rewards, and funny shenanigans that take place every day. From cat-fishing and watermelon smashing and pig chasing and go-cart racing—there is never a dull moment on these family farms. We’ll also get a modern look at the newest cutting-edge farming techniques that are revolutionizing the industry and providing a greener and more sustainable way to grow.
“The Marty Stuart Show” is a must-see during RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row. Each exciting episode features Mr. Stuart and his band “The Fabulous Superlatives.” Episodes also feature his wife — “Country Queen,” Ms. Connie Smith—who has helped make the show a celebrated success.
Each week, Mecum delivers the auction action to tractor fans everywhere, offering an unparalleled array of vintage and collectible tractors—ranging from entry-level collector tractors that sell for a few thousand dollars to high-end ultra-rare machines.
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.
The idea of a legacy is crafted with future generations in mind, but the reality of one is chiseled by thousands of big and small choices made by generations gone by. If we study the past, can we find hope for the future? Can a foundation of organized agricultural democracy still be used to improve the quality of rural life? Throughout the past 100 years, the people, principles and purpose of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation have offered a resounding ‘yes’ to these questions.
Peter Gros of the original “Wild Kingdom” show hosts the new series and appears alongside featured guests from conservation organizations. Some of the endangered animals featured in the series include Florida panthers, cougars, bears, wolves, coral and more.
When it comes to truck and tractor pulling, the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) is a world leader as well as the sport’s oldest and most respected entity when it comes to premier competition. They host more than 280 sessions of pulling action throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Follow Aumann Auctions coast to coast on a road trip adventure! Each episode of “Old Iron Adventures” highlights the challenges of hosting an auction. Plus, get behind-the-scenes looks, history lessons & meet a cast of very interesting characters along the way!
Starring award-winning artist Perley Curtis, anyone who enjoys the classic sound of real Country music will love “Perley’s Place.” Filmed live at the iconic Nashville Palace, near Opryland in Nashville, TN, with a live audience, it’s one classic County hit after another.
At Pivot Bio, we are dedicated to creating exciting innovations and opportunities for our valued customers – including all-new original programming that connects viewers with more powerful ideas. These shows engage, enlighten and entertain farmers and communities while supporting agriculture organizations, such as FFA, as we work together to build the future of agriculture.
Produced in Nashville from 1974 to 1982, “Pop! Goes the Country” revisits this great era when the influence of pop music found country music. The half-hour variety country music television series is a program of the past that’s found a happy home here on RFD-TV!
Rural Lifestyle Shows
“Positively Paula,” is a nationally-syndicated lifestyle/food show that invites viewers to share a moment with their friend: Paula Deen, who we know and love.
The Presley Family built Branson’s Original Show on the Strip. “Presleys’ Country Jubilee” was a smash hit, and people from across the country lined up every night for a chance to hear the country music and comedy the Presley Family loved to perform.
“Somewhere West of Wall Street” is simply the most recent addition to the long list of noteworthy accomplishments by the Renaissance cowboy, singer-songwriter, poet, author, and show host Red Steagall. Join Red and his quarter horse, Grey Dog, as they explore the people, places, and stories of the American West.
Known as the “Public Defender” of the horse, Craig Cameron works hard every day to keep the cowboy way alive and well. Although most noted for his innovative horsemanship skills and exciting teaching techniques, he is also an incredible woodsman and hunter.
RFD-TV is always creating new ways for rural America to educate and to be educated. RURAL AMERICA LIVE, the network’s longest-running self-produced program, is certainly no exception. Through its 60-minute live, call-in format, viewers can spend quality time learning about the featured organization’s products or services and are even given an opportunity to interact with the featured representatives and expert panelists.
Watch Rural Evening News to catch up on that day’s news surrounding agriculture and markets from across the world. Along with market news, our news staff will bring you news stories covering topics including auctions, cattle, farm equipment, ranch, real estate, and much more!
Each week, “Rural Heritage” on RFD-TV treats its viewers to stories of farmers borrowing from yesterday to do the work of today. Using hand tools, natural farming methods and draft animal power, these men and women successfully compete with their neighbors who instead employ large, expensive modern machinery and rely on chemical fertilizers and insecticides to grow their crops.
SharkFarmer TV is the brainchild of Rob Sharkey, a 5th-generation farmer from Illinois. He shares the stories of incredible people in agriculture—both their successes and perhaps a few blunders along the way. You’ll see aerial footage of the field just as the drone crashes into a barn—and hear the story behind it all.
“Special Cowboy Moments,” a half-hour docuseries on RFD-TV, gives cowboy lovers and connoisseurs of western history alike the chance to explore stories of 20th-century rodeo legends, up-and-comers, fourth-generation ranchers, and more that will capture the heart of the steadfast western spirit.
Tara Beaver Coronado (formerly known as Beaver Vineyards) is a farmer in Northern California. She raises grain crops with her dad. Tara planted her very first vineyard in 2018. Her channel is centered around her daily life on the farm, as well as promoting the diversity and scale of California agriculture.
Texas Country Reporter
How do you narrow down the best-of-the-best “Texas Country Reporter” episodes across 50 seasons and hundreds of episodes? We didn’t know where to start! Instead, we turned to the expert—TCR host Bob Phillips himself—for help with this special collection of episodes, “TCR Classics: Bob’s Picks.”
From cattle to cotton and rodeos to rockets—"Texas Agriculture Matters” is a fun, informative look at the role of agriculture in our daily lives. The show utilizes the trademark wit and wisdom of its host Commissioner Sid Miller — an 8th generation farmer, rancher, and 12-time world champion rodeo cowboy — to explore a new Texas agriculture-related topic every week.”
How do you define Texas? It starts with wide open spaces. It’s a beautiful, enchanted land full of amazing people and places. Then there are the cities and towns—big and small—each with its own culture and way of life. When you add these things together, you have an incredible mix of personalities that make Texas what it is today.
Hop in and travel with Bob and Kelli Phillips on their road trip to discover the uplifting stories and interesting places across the Lone Star State! They’ll introduce you to oddball collectors, thought-provoking artists, and everyday heroes making the world a better place. And of course, they’ll stop at every interesting cafe and Texas landmark along the way because — for some people — the journey is the destination.
This beloved variety show series still has viewers young and old rolling on the floor with laughter decades after it originally aired. Carol’s hilarious antics, along with those of co-stars Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and a variety of regular supporting cast members and special guests, consistently leaves audiences begging for more (in between fits of laughter).
RFD-TV has partnered with a handful of agricultural social media influencers whom we have dubbed The New Crop. These folks have taken to the internet to tell their stories and to raise awareness of where our food comes from and all that goes into feeding the world population.
From the creators of Corn Warriors, The Podfather is back with an all-new season! Join Cory Atley, Temple Rhodes, Perry Galloway, Matt Miles, and newcomer Grant Smith as they power through the 2021 Growing Season. Striving forward with new technologies and practices to face the unpredictable forces of Mother Nature, these five farmers will compete to be donned... The Podfather!
They are the pioneers of business, entertainment, and agriculture. The legends of days past, and the architects of a bright future. The men and women who transformed their lives from humble beginnings in Small Town U.S.A., to world-famous captains of industry. These are their stories, in their words, as only they can tell them. Join us for a special new documentary series, The Rural Americans. Right here on RFD-TV.
From the rapid technological advances in the business of farming to the policy that helps shape the industry, growers get unparalleled perspective from these guys: Orion, Max, and Greg—names producers have long known and trusted for agriculture news, weather, and commentary.
This half-hour program showcases the finest traditional country music that America has to offer. Recorded live at the four-acre Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas, each episode of TruCountry features live performances by some of the nation’s most authentic country music artists, playing good-time songs to a jam-packed dance floor.
Heavy D, Diesel Dave and the crew at DieselSellerz are known for building big, bad diesel trucks. Is the team up for the challenge of building the ultimate farm truck? Follow along as the team navigates the challenges of the build while preparing to change the way people look at farm trucks. Check out this all-new show from Pivot Bio!
The Virtual Farm Show brings all the new Agricultural technologies and product advancements to farmers and ranchers on a weekly basis.
In the first week of each month, “Down Home Virginia,” produced by the Virginia Farm Bureau, airs its half-hour program. Other states’ Farm Bureaus featured on different weeks include Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Idaho, and New York, and news from the American Farm Bureau from Washington, D.C.
Washington farmers grow more than 300 different crops and raise a variety of different animals, and Washington is also home to some of the greatest culinary experiences in America. Whether inside the kitchen or out in the field, at the end of the day, it’s all about the food!
The goal of “Where the Food Comes From” is as simple as its name implies — host Chip Carter takes you along on the journey of where our food comes from — and we don’t just mean to the supermarket (though that’s part of the big picture!). But beyond where it comes from, how it gets there, and all the links in the chain that make that happen.