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.
AM Minnesota Today Minnesota FFA Foundation
My guest on today's AM Minnesota program will be Amanda Sommers who is the Program Coordinator for the Minnesota FFA Foundation.
Grain Markets Closed Today
The grain markets are closed today in observance of Presidents Day and will reopen this evening for the overnight session.
Small Grain Workshop Monday in Rochester and New Prague
The University of Minnesota Extension will be presenting a Small Grain Workshop Monday in Rochester and New Prague.
More Ethanol Available In Minnesota
There are now more than 300 88 Octane (E15) and over 400 E85 refueling stations in Minnesota.
Give FFA Day
Next week is National FFA Week and Tuesday February 19, 2019 is the Minnesota FFA Foundation's Give FFA Day. Give FFA Day is a one day giving campaign to promote the Minnesota FFA. Donations will be accepted through the Minnesota FFA Foundation web site: www...
There Will Not Be Another Government Shutdown?
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a funding bill and reports from Washington D.C are that President Trump sign it.
MDA Grants for Milk Coolers in Schools
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has $50,000 in grant funds available to help schools purchase and install milk coolers.
Market Facilitation Program Deadline is Today
Today is the deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation program so if you have not go to your FSA office today!
Minnesota Corn Growers Looking for an Intern
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is looking for a college student that would be interested in becoming an intern.
National FFA Week on KDHL
Many FFA members from area Chapters will be heard on KDHL during National FFA Week.