Nearly 60-year-old Backyard Farmer show grows fans online

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At 58 years and counting, the Backyard Farmer gardening show from Nebraska’s NET may be the longest-running locally produced show on television. And now it’s becoming a hit online, too. Producer Brad Mills tells the Associated Press that the show is often in the top 10 of YouTube’s science category; one show on container gardening has raked in nearly 66,400 views. The program also hit No. 17 overall at iTunes U, the educational arm of Apple’s iTunes Store. Mills says people who move away from Nebraska and miss the show often go online to see it.

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