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.
Another Tough Week For Corn and Beans
Last week was the sixth week in a row corn and beans closed lower.
Agriculture Hall of Fame at Rice County Fair
Everyone is welcome at the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Program which begins with a free breakfast Wednesday morning at the Rice County Fair.
Farmers Caught In Middle of Trade War
With the big drop in commodity prices it seems farmers are the only ones fighting the trade war.
Preparing For the Rice County Fair
There is a lot of activity on the fairgrounds as preparations continue for the Rice County Fair.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The warmer than normal temperatures continued last week but this was the first time this growing season that it was dryer than normal.
See You at the Rice County Fair
I sure hope a lot of folks stop by our booth at the Rice County Fair.
Groundwater Protection (Nitrogen) Rule
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging all farmers to comment on the proposed Groundwater Protection (Nitrogen) Rule.
Monte Carlo Pick-Up Number Two
Just in case you are wondering if I really use my Monte Carlo as a pick-up, here is a picture of my car hauling brush to the yard waste site in Faribault. It took a couple trips but it is surprising how many branches you can get in a trunk, especially if you can pile the brush and hold the trunk dow…
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
Today is the final Rice County Fair Talk because next week we will be at the Rice County Fair.
Antique Tractor Display at Waseca County Fair
All tractors 30 years old and older are welcome at the Waseca County Fair this week.