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The Land Show Episode 188

This week on The Land Show

  • Chuck Allen, coordinator for the Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton, joins us to talk about the 30th anniversary of the festival that is going on this weekend.
  • Captain Kevin Wright, owner of Southern Waters Fishing, talks about smallmouth bass fishing on Pickwick Lake in north Alabama.
  • Brian Watts discusses Streamside Management Zones (SMZ’s) in our Timber Talk segment.
  • Russ Walters comes in studio to talk about peanuts and cotton and how he thinks the new baiting bill may affect corn producers in Alabama in our Farmland Report.
  • Tim Baker shares about planting native grasses and forbs for wildlife in our Outdoor Update.

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Dave Milton: Well Johnny B, it was another great show today. I tell you what it was, you had a great first guest for us.

Jonathan Goode: Yeah, Mr. Chuck Allen who is the coordinator for the Cahaba Lilly Festival over in West Blocton and Bib County. One of the places you have no memories of ever bein’.

Dave Milton: Yeah, I had an interesting story about that you’ll have to listen to.

Jonathan Goode: That’s right, but that’s goin’ on today. So y’all go to and get the information about that and a fascinating festival. And then you were gettin’ the little field report from one of the guides you’re goin’ to see.

Dave Milton: Man I’m excited, I love to fish, I love the small mouth fish. I was talkin’ to, and by the way Russ, thanks for bein’ on the Land Show.

Russ Walters: Thank you, buddy.

Dave Milton:  Russ, I sold the Land Show for a dollar to Russ so it’s gonna be the Land Show with Johnny and Russ

Jonathan Goode: Dang, you got a good deal on it then.

Dave Milton:  Yeah, he talked me down to fifty cents. So, no anyway Russ–

 Russ Walters: Always negotiatin’ somethin’.

Dave Milton:  Russ did a great job and we’ll talk about his segment, but yeah, Captain Kevin Wright is a great small mouth guide up on Pickwick Lake, a beautiful part of Alabama. I’m really excited to go fishing with him. And who did we have next? Russ or Brian?

Jonathan Goode:  Oh, we had, I don’t know Dave. We have

Dave Milton:  Brian, we have Brian.

Jonathan Goode:  Brian Watts come on, yeah, after him and talk about strip-side management zones and managing timber and it’s been a long show, man. It’s hard to remember all but Brian talked a lot about things you can do to protect the water on your piece of property and keep it from silting and creating sediment. And then we went–

Dave Milton: Then we went to…

Jonathan Goode:  Russ Walters, that’s right.

Dave Milton:  Well it may have been reversed but I don’t know. But Russ did a great job, you know talking about farmin’ and talking about all the crops and everything that you have going on. And management and your farm and you know, Russ, what kind of knowledge you wanna give our listeners about maybe farmin’ there in South Alabama?

Jonathan Goode:  Condense it down to one minute, Russ.

Russ Walters:  One minute, I mean that’s not a hard thing to do. I mean, you know, we’re always facing new challenges. I would say the one thing that sets us apart is we’ve always embraced technological change and that’s something that you can always be a little resistant to but you gotta move forward with the times. Kinda like what we’re doin’ right now with this. I don’t think the three of us thought when we were doin’ land brokerage that we were gonna be in here doin’ a video at some point either, so.

Dave Milton:  And some people probably wish we weren’t. We’re gonna do it anyway.

Jonathan Goode: We all have the face for radio for sure.

Dave Milton:  Well, and speakin’ of technological change, ya know, the Wild Man Tim Baker, he surprises you with just his technological knowledge. He talks about cutters and packers and all his planters and agitators, and it was pretty interesting, talkin’ about his wild, you know, native grass.

Jonathan Goode:  Right, well he’s out there doing it right now. Tim does a lot of wildlife management. He’s been hunting and guiding for years himself and then managing properties for other people. And that gives him a unique perspective when it comes to helping people buy and sell rural real estate. So Tim does a good job. And y’all we appreciate y’all tunin’ in and Dave, you got any parting words for our guests today?

Dave Milton:  Nope, just appreciate having Russ on and y’all be sure to listen to more of the Land Show with Dave and Johnny.

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