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The Land Show Episode 206

This week on The Land Show with Dave and Johnny:

  • Rick Bourne sits in for Dave Milton as co-host while Dave is away on an anniversary trip.
  • Joel Martin, Director of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, is our special guest to talk about some of the great things happening at the center and in Auburn University’s Forestry Department.
  • Balsie Butler, Fire Operations Chief for the Alabama Forestry Commission, comes in to discuss the recent dry weather and how landowners can protect their property.
  • Randall Upchurch is in studio to discuss the strong interest in poultry farms around the Southeast in our Farmland Report.
  • Brian Watts is in studio to talk about what type of student may have an interest in going to forestry school in our Timber Talk segment.
  • Tim Baker talks early season dove and teal hunts and some food plot tips in our Wildlife Update.

Jonathan Goode: Thank y’all for tuning in to The Land Show today. It was a pleasure to have my good friend, Rick Bourne in, he was sitting in for Dave. Dave’s away on his anniversary, so wish him and Kelly a happy anniversary. And our first guest was really interesting, Rick. We had Mr. Joel Martin, who’s the director of the Solon Dixon Forestry Center down in Andalusia, who’s a great guest, talked about a lot of good stuff Auburn has going on there.

Rick Bourne: Yeah, he did, that was interesting. And then right after that, we had Mr. Balsie Butler, with the Alabama… Well, the Alabama Forestry Commission, who is the fire operations chief. And he brought up some, you know, interesting information since we’re in such a dry period right now.

Jonathan Goode: For sure. And then Randall Upchurch joined us for our Farmland Report. It was great to have him in the studio talking about all the great things that Poultry South has going on with their poultry farms right now. Man, they’re covering a lot of ground.

Rick Bourne: They sure are. And we’re lucky enough to have also Brian Watts in the studio. We’ve got a full studio today, for sure. And Brian gave us some great information about a farm that he and I have got for sale in Butler County.

Jonathan Goode: Okay. And then we wrapped it up, like we always do, with the closer, the Wild Man, Tim Baker. And talked about wing shooting and dove hunting, something that’s near and dear to your heart.

Rick Bourne: That’s right.

Jonathan Goode: For sure. Well y’all, thanks for tuning in to The Land Show. We hope you’ll catch the rest of the episode, and if you’ve missed any of the previous ones go to, you can get all the information there in our podcast section, and catch up on the show. Thanks for tuning in.

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