Show 719 – Ten Mile Creek Nursery

Lotus plants come in all shapes, sizes and colors. While it’s a popular food plant in other countries, these beautiful blooms are usually grown as ornamental flowers here in the U.S., and Ten Mile Creek Lotus Nursery in Hartford is likely the nation’s largest provider of ornamental lotus tubers. Learn more about these fascinating plants!

Combat Park offers a sure-fire adrenaline rush as patrons splash through the driving course in their choice of military vehicle, including tanks! But the bigger reason behind this thrill-seeking venture is to help support our country’s veterans. Melissa Bowman takes us on her journey through Combat Park.

As a senior in high school, a friend dared Chuck Bradley to do an auctioneer chant during the annual school talent show. He’d never done it before, but at that talent show, Chuck brought down the house. Now, the Rockford native is the best in the world, claiming the 2021 title of World Livestock Auctioneer Champion. The annual contest is administered through the Livestock Marketing Association.

Plus, Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals share an Alabama Smart Yards segment that’s all about the benefits of mulch.

It’s an award-winning movie, inspired by a famous novel. With this quick and easy recipe from, it can also be a sure-fire tasty side dish that your family will want to give you an award for making! Thanks to Sweet Grown Alabama for making this segment possible.

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