I grew up on a crop and dairy farm in Southern Minnesota. After graduating from Wells Easton High School, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. After graduation I returned to the family farm consisting of 600 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sweet corn, peas and 100 dairy cows. In fall of 1995, after 18 years, I traded the milking parlor for a radio microphone. I still get up at 3:15AM every day. In addition to Farm Broadcasting, covering the farm news, weather, markets, meetings, county fairs, FFA conventions and so on, I continue to farm our land in Southern Minnesota. I am on the air from 5:00 to 7:00 with Mornings on the Farm and then reports through out the day. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura who finished Graduate school in Michigan and now is in Burnsville and and Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Be Cautious With Soybean Seed and Herbicide Decisions
Controlling weeds in the early days of Round-Up Ready technology were simple, but it is not simple anymore.
Second Half Farm Real Estate Taxes Due Today
Remember to send the second half of your real estate taxes today or you will have to pay a late fee.
Cover Crop Fall Tour
There will be a free Cover Crop Fall Tour in Scott County on Tuesday November 20, 2018.
Tri-City United Horse Evaluation Team at National FFA Convention
The Tri-City United Horse Evaulation Team placed 16th at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
AM Minnesota Today Executive Director of MN Turkey Growers
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Steve Olson Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers.
Even With USDA Report Corn and Beans Hold
Even with a bearish USDA Report corn and beans managed to hold pretty well last week.
Will Fall Tillage Be On Hold Until Spring?
Due to the much colder than normal temperatures the ground is now frozen too deep for any more fall tillage.
Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council Elections
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to serve on the council board.
Lame Duck Congress and Farm Bill
It the current Congress does not pass the new Farm Bill in conference committee the new Congress will have to start all over.
Record Breaking National FFA Convention
Another attendance record was set at this years National FFA Convention.