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.
Top Ten in National Competition
Glen and Melinda Groth from Winona County qualified for the Top 10 In the Achievement Award national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Meeting in Nashville Tennessee.
One Day of Winter Crops Days Postponed
Due to the impending snowstorm one day of the annual Winter Crops Days has been postponed.
Register for the MN Ag Expo
If you produce corn and soybeans be sure to register for the MN Ag Expo!
What Causes Grain Elevator Explosions
Grain elevator explosions are not as common as they used to be as newer elevators are designed to be safer.
AM Minnesota Today Jerome Lensing
On today's AM Minnesota program my guest will be Jerome Lensing with the Minnesota Agriculture Water Resources Center.
Pork Congress Next Week
Minnesota Pork Congress is coming up next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Corn and Beans Quiet Last Week
Both corn and bean markets were quiet last week with tight ranges.
Improve Your Welding Skills
The Center for Business and Industry at the South Central College in Faribault is offering a Mig Welding class.
New Tax Law Impact on Farmers?
There are a lot on unknowns about the new farm bill and the impact on farmers.
AM Minnesota Today John Dvorak
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak.