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.
AM Minnesota Program Today Apples
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be David Bedford who is an apple breeder at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Nice Looking Cover Crop
This field was planted to peas which were a total loss because of the wet weather but at least I can grow a cover crop!
Tough Week For Corn and Beans
The USDA raised the projected national average yield last week for corn and beans.
E- 85 Day at Community Coop in Faribault Thursday
On Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Community Coop in Faribault will be selling E-85 for 85 cents a gallon off the normal priced during E-85 Day.
Syngenta Seed Corn Class Action Settlement
The deadline for signing up for your share of the $1.2 billion settlement with Syngenta is October 12, 2018.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The weather was perfect last week, warm, dry and sunny after the heavy rains the previous week.
Interseeding Cover Crops and Alfalfa Field Day
University of Minnesota Extension Specialists will be leading a Field Day on Interseeding Cover Crops and Alfalfa in corn.
USDA Report Wednesday 11:00 AM
The USDA will release the September Supply Demand Report during the trading session.
Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota Farmers Union in Washington D.C.
This week members of the Minnesota Farmers Union and Minnesota Farm Bureau will be in Washington D.C. talking with Senators, Representatives and their staffs.
Southern Research and Outreach Center Waseca Open House
Everyone is welcome to attend the open house at the Southern Research and Outreach Center open house this Thursday.