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 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. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura is working on her Ph.D. in chemistry in Michigan and Stephen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
See You at the MN AG Expo!
I hope to see you at the MN Ag Expo today and Thursday in Mankato.
Federal Government Shutdown Impact on Farmers?
With the Federal Government shutdown a lot of information we are used to getting will not be available or it could be delayed. First, all County USDA Service Centers and Farm Service Agency offices are closed. They are classified as "nonessential...
Corn and Beans Firmer last Week
Both corn and beans were firmer last week as maybe traders are noticing the less than ideal weather in South America.
Planning For the Winter Storm
For most people the forecast of a major winter storm requires a little planning. Make sure you have groceries and other errands done so you can stay at home and drive as little as possible. If you have a long drive and absolutely have to be at work go early and stay in a hotel...
University of Minnesota Soil Testing Lab Renovation
The University of Minnesota Soil Testing Lab has received a $3 million renovation.
MDA Value Added Agriculture Grants
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be awarding Value Added Agriculture Grants.
NAFTA and Trade Deals Equal Deficits?
Do Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA result in Trade Deficits?
The Clock is Counting Down
This countdown clock to the Super Bowl is on display at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The 2018 Pork Congress Wraps Up
It is amazing how quickly all the exhibits can be taken down and packed up.
High Technology at Pork Congress
There was a lot of high technology on display at Pork Congress.