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 Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Corn and Beans Finish the Week Higher
Corn and beans were supported last week on rumors the trade talks with China were going well and less than ideal weather in South America.
Rice and Steele County Crops Day
The annual Rice and Steele County Crops Day will be held on February 26, 2019 in the Steele County Community Center in Owatonna.
Winter Truck Load Increases
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced that winter truck load increases went into affect on Friday.
Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 1
The deadline for applying for Sesquicentennial Farm status is March 1, 2019.
Limited Service at Open County FSA Offices
The County FSA offices that are open will mainly be processing loans loans that have already been started and generating 1099's for income taxes.
Some County FSA Offices are Open
There are a few County Farm Service Agency offices that will be open today, Friday and next Tuesday.
Katie and Ted Brenny Finish in Top Ten
Ted and Katie Brenny from Goodhue County finished in the top 10 in the excellence in Agriculture contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Meeting.
Century Farm Applications
The deadline for applying for the Century Farm Program is March 4, 2019.
AM Minnesota Today Joshua Dukart
My gusests on today's AM Minnesota Program will be soil health expert Joshua Dukart and Steve Pahs from the Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District.
What is Fair Farm Rental Rate for 2019?
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a number of workshops around Minnesota to help farmers and landowners determine a fair rental rate for 2019.