Rewind with RFD – Show 511

From Lionel Richie and Percy Sledge to Hank Williams and the band Alabama, the state of Alabama has produced a plethora of talented musicians. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is a tip-of-the-hat to their achievements and musical expertise.

The downtown hub of Jones Valley Teaching Farm is an oasis in Alabama’s most populated city. In 2012, the staff of the farm built six other farms on school campuses, including a two-acre plot across from Woodlawn High School.

George Jones once entoned “Whose going fill their shoes?” While his question was directed at who was going to replace country music legends, the same can be asked about today’s farmers. You can find the answer at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Young Farmers Conference, attended by more than 400 farmers between the ages of 18 and 35.

Heirloom vegetables have stood the test of time, but they’re not always the easiest to grow. Sidney Phelps has tips to help you succeed with heirlooms.

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