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.
Swap Meet and Flea Market This Weekend
The Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club will be hosting the 19th annual Swap Meet and Flea Market this weekend.
Dairy Farmers Sign Up For Margin Management Program?
June 1, 2018 is the deadline for Dairy Farmers to sign up for the Margin Management Program.
Governor Dayton’s Veto’s
Governor Dayton has vetoed a number of bills after the Minnesota Legislative Session.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
What a Difference a Few Days Can Make
It is amazing how quickly farmers can plant a crop when the weather cooperates!
Next Farm Bill?
With the defeat of the Farm Bill vote in the U.S. House of Representatives many are wondering if Congress will be able to agree on a bill before the current one expires the end of September.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Rice County Fair manager John Dvorak.
Corn and Beans Turn Around Late Last Week
Corn and beans struggled last week but turned higher late Friday.
Ditch Mowing Along State Highways
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will not be allowed to issue mowing permits for another year.
Calling For End of China Trade Dispute
State farm Bureau Presidents from the Midwest are calling for an end to the China Trade Dispute.