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 Today Warren Formo
My guest on today's AM Minnesota program will be Warren Formo Executive Director of the Minnesota Agriculture Resource Center.
Dealing With Farm Financial Stress
A program to help farm families dealing with financial stress will be held Wednesday in Rochester.
Corn and Beans Under Pressure Last Week
Corn and beans began last week under pressure and finished in the same way.
Spring Has Arrived?
I am quite certain I am not the only farmer that is pleased and received to see the snow disappearing!
Minnesota FFA Convention
The 89th Minnesota FFA Convention began this afternoon at the University of Minnesota St Paul Campus.
Do You Grow Soybeans Next to Woodlands?
Robert Koch Assistant Professor, Dept. of Entomology and Marcella Windmuller-Campione Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forestry Resources at the University of Minnesota are looking for soybean growers in central and southern Minnesota to participate in a research study on soybean aphid population …
April 2018 One For the Record Books
If it seemed to you like this April was cold with a lot of snow you were right!
89th State FFA Convention
The 89th Minnesota FFA Convention will be held at the University of Minnesota St Paul Campus.
2018 Farm Bill Listening Sessions
Senator Tina Smith's staff will be holding 7 2018 Farm Bill Listening Sessions across Minnesota.
Updated Margin Protection Program Open
Dairy farmers can now sign up for the Updated Margin Protection Program.