Category: Tips & Strategies

This week on The Land Show with Dave and Johnny: Luke Smelley joins us to talk about his family farm in Hale County, Alabama and what an honor it is to receive the Outstanding Young Farm Family award. Tim Olkie, owner of BlackBelt Hardware and Outdoors, joins the guys to talk sporting goods and foodplot planting for the fall. Robert King gives our Farmland Report.  www.selandgroup.com/agents/robert-king Brian Watts talks hunting leases in our Timber Talk segment. www.selandgroup.com/agents/Brian-watts Tim Baker discusses a great Read more…

This week on The Land Show with Dave and Johnny: George Mann, agent with SE Land Group, talks saltwater fishing and also about a few things you can do right now on the farm to get ready for deer hunting season.  www.selandgroup.com/agents/george-mann Robert King discusses the importance of plenty of shade and clean water for your livestock during this hot time of the year. www.selandgroup.com/agents/robert-king Chris Wood, agent with SE Land Group and owner of Pond Pro, brings some tips on improving Read more…

This week on The Land Show with Dave and Johnny: Mike Rhodes, with Alabama Outdoor News and Georgia Outdoor News, joins us to talk about the Big Buck Shootout at the World Deer Expo. www.aonmag.com Captain Sam Williams, owner of Hawks Fishing Guide Service, talks about his fishing guide service on Lake Eufaula. www.hawksfishing.com Mike Ventry with Accuplan Benefit Services talks about the power of personal investing in a land through a self-directed IRA. Randall Upchurch gives our Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/randall-upchurch Tim Baker Read more…

This Week on The Land Show with Dave and Johnny: Rick Bourne joins us in studio to talk about his recent offshore fishing trip in the Gulf on The Mollie. www.selandgroup.com/agents/rick-bourne Chris Wood, owner of Pond Pro and agent with SELG, talks farm pond management tips. www.selandgroup.com/agents/Chris-Wood Ryan Folk, founder of Landflip and Landthink, discusses the factors that most influence people’s decisions to buy rural land. www.landflip.com Fred Hanners, agent with SELG, gives an update on the poultry farm market in Southeast Alabama. www.selandgroup.com/agents/fred-hanners Read more…

This Week On The Land Show Brian Watts sits in with Jonathan Goode Lisa Beasley with The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham talks about the great things going on at their weekly farmers and artisans market. www.pepperplacemarket.com Jimmy Mitchell with Quail Forever talks habitat restoration and the good work their organization is doing to improve quail populations around the state. www.quailforever.org Daniel Hautamaki updates us on the clean-up operation of the Florida panhandle in our Timber Talk segment. www.selandgroup.com/agents/daniel-hautamaki Russ Walters shares Read more…

 This Week on the Land Show Chuck Sykes, Director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, joins us to discuss the recent turkey hunting season, what is happening with wild hogs, and the new baiting bill.   www.outdooralabama.com Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, comes on to talk about wild hog management and the thermal night hunts he guides across Alabama.   www.alabamahogcontrol.com Cooper Holmes, of Southeastern Land Group, discusses the process of Read more…

 On This Week’s Show Blake Hargroder, owner of Blake’s Crawfish, talks about those cajun-flavored crawdads that everyone wants to eat this time of year, and how they grow them on his farm in west Alabama. Russ Walters takes a break from planting their first peanuts of the year to give us the Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/russ-walters Brian Watts pauses in the tall timbers to provide some insights in the Timber Talk segment Ben Elliott, with Alabama Ag Credit, talks about some Read more…

On this week’s show Dr. John McCall, Dean of Natural Sciences and Math at the University of West Alabama, joins us to discuss the donation of over 2000 acres of land along the Cahaba River and the great resources UWA provides landowners in dealing with invasive species.  www.uwa.edu Randall Upchurch shares about what is happening on his family farm and about a great poultry farm for sale in Cleburne County, AL. www.selandgroup.com/agents/randall-upchurch Taylor Hart with First South Farm Credit comes in studio Read more…

 On This Week’s Show Mike Ventry, of Accuplan Benefit Services, discusses using Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) to purchase rural land. https://www.accuplan.net/ Randall Upchurch talks about different types of cattle and the areas suitable for them during our Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/randall-upchurch Brian Watts shares about the benefits of using prescribed fire to manage timberland during Timber Talk. www.selandgroup.com/agents/brian-watts Dave and Johnny answer a listener question about the value a large creek adds to a property Tim Baker joins us Read more…

Dave Milton and Jonathan Goode answer a question from a listener this week on The Land Show. Listener, Anthony, asks Dave to discuss the process of Converting Timberland to Farmland. Key Takeaways from this discussion include: What types of soil make the best opportunity to convert timberland to farmland? What is the best process of removing stumps and preparing your new ground? What does it typically cost to convert land from timber to farmland? You can find the full interview Read more…