A new Oklahoma TV show entitled “The Land Doctors” is now being filmed and is set to air on OETA starting at 8:30 A.M. on April 6, 2014. The program will give viewers a behind the gate look at some of Oklahoma’s most beautiful and interesting ranches and farms. In addition, the show features a do it yourself segment that demonstrates various approaches taken by featured landowners. The show is hosted by Dr. Kelly Hurt of Allen, Okla. and features the latest Kubota tractors and Land Pride implements from Great Plains Kubota.
According to Dr. Hurt, “A lot of times, we tend to think the experts are the folks in research or academia, when in reality, some of the smartest, most experienced practitioners are the landowners who are out on the land trying new and exciting things. That’s why we named the show “The Land Doctors” in the plural form. Since so much of this activity occurs on private properties that are seldom seen by anyone other than family and a few close friends, much of this work is unknown and unappreciated. We wanted to create a show that opened up these properties to viewers so that motivated landowners could learn from one another.”
The first season of 13 original episodes will air twice weekly for 13 weeks and then go into reruns for a subsequent 13 weeks. Episodes will cover diverse and unique land issues from creating a trout stream to exploring Oklahoma caves. In addition, the show will visit ranches owned by notable public figures from former Governor Frank Keating to David Mantle, the son of baseball legend Mickey Mantle. One episode even relates real estate development work in Costa Rica to a common need for fencing here in Oklahoma. In addition, the program will cover some Oklahoma history as it looks back to the rough and tumble days of the early Oklahoma oil fields.
Great Plains Kubota owner and series sponsor, Bill Clark, commented on some of the goals of “The Land Doctors.”
“As a sponsor of the show, our overall goal is to create programming that is both educational and inspirational for families to get outdoors. We hope that people will watch it and then go out and try projects of their own. Most importantly, we really want to see families working together and enjoying themselves while they work on something productive. Even if it’s something as simple as gathering and planting acorns, we want to see families building memories and enhancing the land in a positive way that will last for generations,” said Bill Clark, owner of Great Plains Kubota.
For more information on this program and show times, please visit http://www.landdoctors.com. If you have a property that you think would be good for the show, please call Kelly Hurt at 580 421 7512.
By Dr. Kelly Hurt