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Field Days
Mondays at 7PM

Field Days is a weekly audio diary following the day-to-day lives of Montanans working in agriculture, hosted by Sarah Brown and produced by Yellowstone Public Radio. Across nine seasons, Field Days has featured farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, and beekeepers telling their stories in weekly, five-minute episodes. Field Days was the recipient of the 2019 E.B. Craney Non-Commercial Radio Program of the Year, awarded annually by the Montana Broadcaster's Association.Theme music by John Kosel of the High Country Cowboys.

Latest Episodes
  • On this episode of Field Days, a new season debuts, following the day-to-day life of two agricultural extension agents, Callie Cooley in Yellowstone County and Nikki Bailey in Carbon County.
  • On the final episode of this season of Field Days, Yellowstone County commercial beekeeper Todd Larson reflects on the perils of making a honey crop during a summer of extreme drought and wildfire.
  • On this episode of Field Days, commercial beekeeper Todd Larson sends off this season’s first shipment of honey.
  • On this episode of Field Days, commercial beekeeper Todd Larson and his crew extract honey and beeswax at the production facility on 64th Street in Billings.
  • On this episode of Field Days, commercial beekeeper Todd Larson's son Ben, a longtime employee, harvests honey from hives just west of Laurel.
  • On this episode of Field Days, host Sarah Brown checks out Western Bee Supplies in Polson, to see where Todd Larson buys the wooden hives and frames that support his commercial beekeeping business.
  • On this episode of Field Days, Montana’s state entomologist, Alyssa Piccolomini, inspects commercial bee hives near Helena.
  • On this episode of Field Days, Nathan Eggebrecht of Crazy Peak Brewing Company in Big Timber brews a batch of beer for High Plains Brewing using honey from Larson Apiaries.
  • On this episode of Field Days, Sarah visits the Pollinator Health Center at Montana State University, where co-director Michelle Flenniken and her team investigate honey bee host-pathogen interactions of significance to the state’s commercial beekeepers.
  • On this episode of Field Days, Yellowstone County commercial beekeeper Todd Larson adds extra boxes to his hives to prepare for a honey crop.