September 2008
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Coming Up Next on Time Well Spent

Episode 6: September 6 and 7

Jim goes to Northwest Alabama to visit renowned horse trainer, Jason Wilds. This extraordinary horseman can get a horse to do just about anything.

Grace gives mechanical bull-riding a try at Montevallo FFA’s Fun Day on the Farm. The event, held in conjunction with National FFA Week, was filled with entertaining and educational activities.

Chuck and Brian Sheppard will be continuing their discussion on the art of growing summer foods plots. This topic is of such interest to wildlife managers throughout the state that two weeks (Episode 9: September 27 and 28) will be devoted to the subject

Episode 7: September 13 and 14

Come watch lead fly as Jim goes to Geneva County to visit an "Old West" town a family has built to re-enact good guy/bad guy cowboy shootouts. Grace visits with the Shropshire children from Chilton County. Blake, Austin and Kayla show viewers the importance of working together to achieve their agricultural goals.

Chuck and his videographer Casey Shoopman travel to Illinois this week in search of big Mid-West butter-balls. Casey harvests his largest turkey to date. He and Chuck explain how to properly document the occasion with photos.

Episode 8: September 20 and 21

Jim goes to the rolling hills of North-Central Alabama to visit Randal Wilson at his White Oak Vineyard. The whole place smells like grape juice!

Grace makes her way to South Alabama where she meets with former state FFA officer, Brandon Smith. This Auburn University freshman shows us around his Geneva County farm and gives us a perspective of balancing his education, leadership activities and farm responsibilities.

While still in Illinois turkey hunting, Chuck explains how data gained from shed antlers found in your hunting area can be extremely beneficial not only to hunters, but to land managers as well.

Episode 9: September 27 and 28

Mountain climber, Larry Leslie, takes Jim along as he demonstrates rappelling from the beautiful cliffs and giant boulders found at Cherokee Rock Village in Cherokee County.

Grace heads back to her home town to visit with one talented 10-year-old. Wyatt Lockhart shows viewers his remarkable photography and takes us on a tour of his family’s historical homeplace.

Chuck is back in Alabama this week discussing the benefits of planting food plots on powerline or pipeline rights-of-way.

Episode 10: October 4 and 5

Jim visits Jerry and Wanda Sanders at their Alabama Peanuts and Pacas Farm near Ozark where you’ll meet some wonderful, llama-related alpacas the Sanders raise.

Grace takes us to Auburn University where we take a closer look at the State FFA Contests. These Career Development Events (CDE) feature students involved in a variety of agricultural activities like Livestock Evaluation, Parliamentary Procedure and Ag Construction.

Chuck and David Beall, The Management Advantage Consulting Service, discuss a piping system used for water control in fish ponds. This siphon system is revolutionizing water control in the pond and lake industry.

Remember show days and times are:

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.