Show 720 – The Brady Family

As a boy, Jim Brady took the two family mules from their old farm to the new farm where he grew up in a two-room home. That land is still where the Brady family farms, but it’s evolved through the years — from a state-of-the-art dairy operation to a sprawling catfish and beef cattle farm. For the Alabama Farmers Federation‘s centennial year, we visited with the Bradys to discuss the changes they’ve witnessed in agriculture and discussed their contributions to and recognitions received from the Federation.

If you think you have to leave the state of Alabama to go fly fishing, then chances are you’ve never heard of Bug Tussle, Alabama. That’s the town where Brandon and Mary Carole Jackson operate their Riverside Fly Shop. They have all the equipment you need for a fly fishing adventure, and they’ll even take you on a guided fly fishing trip down on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River.

Ben Hunt and Eric Lovvorn are the farmers behind Hunt and Lovvorn Cattle Co. When they started selling freezer beef directly to customers, they also decided to start a YouTube Channel to show how and why they farm. Our summer intern Maggie Edwards tells us more about their story.

We have another great gardening segment with Alabama Smart Yards from Alabama Cooperative Extension System. This one is all about the difference between pervious and impervious surfaces for landscapes.

Whether you have a go-to peanut butter pie recipe or not, you’re definitely gonna want to try Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Meringue Pie from Stacey Little of The secret is a peanut butter crumble sprinkled all over the top. Thanks to the Alabama Peanut Producers Association for making this segment possible!

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