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America's Heartland Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 2012 - 2013

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sat, Sep 1, 2012 27 mins

Season 8 opens with a visit to a Florida blueberry farm. Also: the history of popcorn; asparagus recipes; a rooftop farm in New Orleans.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sat, Sep 8, 2012 27 mins

A cattle roundup in California; an Arizona lettuce farm; crop rotation; the fire prevention measures of Nevada sheep ranchers; a bourbon soy sauce from Kentucky.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sat, Sep 15, 2012 27 mins

A crawfish harvest in Louisiana; recipes made with Belgian endive; canines that sniff out plant pests; a 200-year-old family farm in Ohio.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sat, Sep 22, 2012 27 mins

Wisconsin's "farm to fork" program for students; Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed; an asparagus harvest in California; the history of sweet potatoes.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sat, Sep 29, 2012 27 mins

An oyster harvest on the Chesapeake Bay; an Ohio heritage dairy; beef recipes; artwork created by farmer-artists in California.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sat, Oct 6, 2012 27 mins

An Arizona draft horse vacation; the blog of a Virginia farm family; an explanation of "gluten-free"; a Kentucky sheep roundup.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 27 mins

A Kentucky farm that's been in the same family for more than 200 years; the science behind healthy lawns; apricot recipes; a hunt for feral hogs in Louisiana.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 27 mins

An iris harvest in California; what to look for when buying orange juice; wine from Wyoming; an urban farm in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Sat, Oct 27, 2012 27 mins

A timber harvest in South Dakota; blueberry recipes; Internet-aided female farmers; an Arizona farm that raises cactus.

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Episode 10

The Great Dairy Debate

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 27 mins

Dairy farms in California and Wisconsin; the World Cheese Championships.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sat, Nov 10, 2012 27 mins

Saving a breed of cattle in Florida; the oldest farmers market in Alabama; a farm school in New Mexico. Also: making corn fritters.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 27 mins

The use of goats on a Wyoming cattle ranch; harvesting sugar cane in Louisiana; adding bok choy to your diet. Also: a look at George Washington as a farmer.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Sat, Nov 24, 2012 27 mins

Meeting the winners of America's cattle-auctioneer championships; harvesting Alabama watermelons; adding grains to your diet. Also: recipes using red tomatoes.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Sat, Dec 1, 2012 27 mins

Finding the best cheese at the World Cheese Championships. Also: a look at dairy production in California.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 27 mins

Growing high-protein wheat in Wyoming; dividing a Wisconsin herd to produce traditional and organic dairy products. Also: green-bean recipes.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 27 mins

A rodeo school in Montana; a buffalo roundup in Arkansas. Also: saving pollinating honeybees in California.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Sat, Dec 22, 2012 27 mins

A cranberry harvest in New England; an exotic mushroom farm in a California city.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Sat, Dec 29, 2012 27 mins

Classy cowgirls; a woman rancher in New Mexico. Also: a ranch-fashion photo shoot.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Sat, Jan 5, 2013 27 mins

Hen houses that improve poultry production; unusual fish recipes; bird watching on California rice farms.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 27 mins

A sheep roundup in Montana; an apple harvest in New England. Also: soybean products.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Sat, Jan 19, 2013 27 mins

A harvest of chili peppers in New Mexico. Also: different definitions of sweet as it applies to sugar; gluten-free, diet and health.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Sat, Jan 26, 2013 27 mins

The Season 8 finale features a Montana family that combines farming and fishing; a New England program that delivers seafood directly to consumers; and an Arkansas family with a passion for exceptional produce.

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