This series celebrates US agriculture and the hard-working farm and ranch families that play a vital role in the nation's food production pipeline. It features long-form stories, food and recipe segments, themed episodes, and segments about the origins of America's food and its journey from the field to the dinner table. It is alternately hosted by a diverse group of engaging reporters, including Jason Shoultz, Sarah Gardner and Rob Stewart.
America's Heartland Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields...just in time for the harvest. Serve yourself to a helping of history on sweet potatoes.
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Head south for an H2O harvest of crawfish in Louisiana. Sample some exotic recipes made with Belgian endive. Join the search as "working dogs" look for dangerous plant pests and celebrate a special anniversary as an Ohio farm family marks two hundred years of working their land.
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Saddle up for a California cattle roundup. Haul in the "heads" at an Arizona lettuce farm. Take our quiz to learn more about "crop rotation". Join Nevada sheep ranchers in preventing open range grass fires and sample Kentucky's unique bourbon soy sauce.
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Bring in the colorful harvest on a Florida blueberry farm. Pass the salt and learn about the history of popcorn. Cook up some unique asparagus recipes with Sharon Vaknin and climb to new heights at a New Orleans rooftop farm.
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
You've seen cattle roundups, but these ranchers are on a sheep drive across Arizona. Colorado farmers pull together to save a community grocery store. A declining sugar cane market prompts Hawaiian farmers to grow unusual produce. Rural communities work to protect North Dakota's historic churches.