KJAN Programs

Heartbeat Today 4-27-2016

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

April 27th, 2016 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Lora Kanning about the Young Professionals of Atlantic Gala and awards.

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Cass County Extension Report 4-27-2016

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

April 27th, 2016 by Jim Field

w/Kate Olson.

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Local Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Wednesday, April 27

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

April 27th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .69″
  • Massena  .82″
  • Elk Horn  .57″
  • Missouri Valley  .98″
  • Logan  .76″
  • Irwin  .74″
  • New Market  1.67″
  • Fontanelle  .4″
  • Audubon  .15″
  • Panora  .39″
  • Adair  .49″
  • Wiota  .7″
  • Council Bluffs  .87″
  • Creston  1.00″

Hunter apprentice program moves forward

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

April 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently held a public hearing on the rules covering the new apprentice hunting licenses and are moving ahead with implementation. D-N-R hunter education administrator, Megan Wisecup, says it allows people to bypass the hunter education requirement while they learn. She says the program is for people over the age of 16 to try and get them interested in hunting by giving them a chance to go out before they need to invest in any equipment. Providing supervision is a key part of the apprentice license.

“It requires that they have a mentor with them, which is another hunter who is 18 or over and properly licensed as well. And they must maintain direct supervision between that mentor and menteee,” Wisecup says. She says once someone learns more about hunting, they are more likely to continue going out. “There’s 36 states that currently an apprentice license of some sort in place and they’ve attributed over one million new hunters coming into the fold since those programs went out. So, definitely once they have the opportunity to try it, they get hooked and then they come back and meet the hunter education requirements and successfully hunt on their own,” Wisecup says.

She says they already have thousands of people signed up for the hunter safety courses and hope this program brings in more. “There’s around 10 to 12-thousand that kind of fit in that age group that we are trying to reach out to, so we are kind of hoping we might double or triple that number,” Wisecup says. A person may purchase the apprentice hunting licenses two times without having completed hunter education course.

The apprentice program was approved by the Iowa legislature and signed by Governor Terry Branstad during the 2015 legislative session.

(Radio Iowa)

Des Moines Water Works lawsuit trial delayed from August

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works against several upstream agriculture drainage districts will not go to trial in August. A three-week federal court trial was initially set to begin Aug. 8 but on Monday Judge Leonard Strand issued an order continuing it due to scheduling conflicts. A new date will be set when he meets with attorneys on May 11.

The water utility for about 500,000 central Iowa customers blames farmland runoff for high levels of nitrate that has caused it to spend millions of dollars to remove the contaminant to comply with federal water quality regulations.

Water Works officials want farm drainage districts to have to get pollution discharge permits under the federal Clean Water Act to help control farm contaminants leaching into rivers and streams.

Trumpeter swans to be released at Lake Icaria May 12th

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources say they will release two trumpeter swans at Lake Icaria Recreation Area, near Corning, rain or shine at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12th. The release site is located 5 miles north of Corning on Hwy. 148, and then three miles east on 160th Street (gravel) to the east boat ramp on the north side of Lake Icaria.

Trumpeter SwanThe release includes a 20-minute swan/wetland presentation, a unique opportunity to touch and view the swans up close and a historic photo opportunity with the kids. As the largest North American waterfowl, these magnificent all-white birds can weigh up to 32 pounds with an 8-foot wingspan.

Trumpeter swans were once common in Iowa, but were gone from the state by the late 1880s.  By the early 1930s, only 69 trumpeter swans remained in the lower 48 states.  The trumpeter swans being released are part of the Iowa DNR’s statewide trumpeter swan restoration effort, with hopes that they will help restore a wild free flying population to Iowa.

Backyard & Beyond 4-26-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

April 26th, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Linda Marek of the Cass County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary about the annual Soup & Salad Lunch.

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Corn planting moves to 40 percent

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Wet weather slowed progress, but Iowa farmers were able to get some planting done last week. The latest crop report from the U-S-D-A shows 40 percent of the corn acres have been planted. That’s up from 13 percent reported last week. The planting is already six days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of the five-year average.

The report says farmers in the north central, central, and southeast portions of Iowa have made the most progress — with half their corn crop now in the ground. The U-S-D-A report did not mention any soybean planting, but Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says he’s heard some reports of farmers already starting to plant their beans.

(Radio Iowa)

Three-Herb Chicken & Mushrooms (4-26-2016)

Mom's Tips

April 26th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, quartered or halved
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley
  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Season chicken on both sides with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of the rosemary and 1 tablespoon of the thyme.  In a large cast iron or other oven-going skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add chicken, skin sides down; cook 5 to 7 minutes until browned on one side.  Turn chicken pieces over and place skillet in the oven.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done (170 degrees).
  2. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside and cover to keep warm.  In the same skillet, cook and stir mushrooms over medium-high heat for 4 minutes.  Add flour to skillet, stirring to coat.  Stir in chicken broth, wine and mustard.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir one minute more.  Remove skillet from heat.  Add remaining rosemary, thyme and the parsley.  Serve mushrooms and sauce over chicken.  Makes 4 servings.

Heartbeat Today 4-26-2016

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

April 26th, 2016 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Atlantic students Haley Carlson and Aubry Schwarte who recently signed Letters of Intent to Teach Agricultural Education as part of a new program.

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