November 2008
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Look for Time Well Spent in November

Saturday and Sunday,
November 1 & 2

Jim visits D.A. Ray in Trinity and meets some of his unique gourd people creations.

Grace takes us to the small town of Meridianville where each fall one farm family opens its farm and invites North Alabama students to its pumpkin patch and sends them home with a deeper appreciation of agriculture.

Chuck discusses the benefits of working with neighboring landowners to form wildlife management cooperatives then travels to Ohio to hunt with a co-op that has been practicing quality wildlife management with great success. 

Saturday and Sunday,
November 8 & 9

Jim goes to the Talladega National Forest and meets up with Ronnie Jones and the Alabama Wagon Train. Baseball, cheer-leading and soccer are popular activities for young people, but Grace is going to introduce us to some of those whose interests have been taken away from the playing field to a rodeo arena. 

Chuck discusses the topic of cull bucks with Dr. Steve Ditchkoff of Auburn University and travels to Selma to hunt with good friend and general manager of Central Alabama Farmers Co-op, Tim Wood, at his hunting lodge.

Saturday and Sunday,
November 15 & 16

Jim heads to Springville in St. Clair County where he and biofuels expert Dave Bransby visit with Wayne Keith, who has revived gasification technology that enables regular vehicles normally fueled with gasoline, to be powered with biomass materials like wood.

Grace introduces us to Brad Cox, an FFA student whose character, knowledge and hard work has contributed to the success of a renown Racking Horse operation near his hometown of Arab.

Chuck travels to South Texas to talk with Roy Hindes, Jr., about his family’s storied history of finding wounded deer for hunters. 

Saturday and Sunday,
November 22 & 23

Go bargain hunting with Jim in Scottsboro at Unclaimed Baggage Center where Brenda Cantrell will take us on a tour of one of the most unusual stores in the United States.

During this segment, Grace will introduce us to Kelly Arledge, a Chilton County teen whose visit to the lake proved to be a first-hand history lesson on Native Americans in Central Alabama.

Chuck and consulting forester, Leh Bass, discuss an innovative way for Alabama forest landowners to make additional revenue from their timberlands by selling carbon credits.

Saturday and Sunday,
November 29 & 30

Follow Jim to Chilton County as he talks to Ginger Duncan about all the hard work that’s done at her family’s Neely Farms Christmas Tree operation.

Grace introduces us to Speake student Zac Rutherford whose work on a local poultry farm has fulfilled the FFA organization’s aim of developing leadership, personal growth and career success through his agricultural experiences. 

Chuck will discuss proper food plot hunting techniques that can help hunters be more successful.  He travels near Selma to hunt at Portland Landing on a late season deer hunt. 

Be sure to tune in weekly for a fascinating look at Rural Alabama.

Show days and times are:

Mobile/Pensacola
WKRG Channel 5
Sunday 5:00 – 5:30 a.m.

Montgomery
WAKA Channel 8
Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Sunday    5:30 – 6:00 a.m.

Montgomery/Dothan
WSFA Channel 12
Sunday 6:00  – 6:30 a.m.

Birmingham
WVTM Channel 13
Sunday 5:30 – 6:00 a.m.

Huntsville
WAFF Channel 48
Sunday 6:30 – 7:00 a.m.