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.
Rural Renewable Energy Discussion
The Minnesota Farmers Union will be hosting a Rural Renewable Energy Discussion in Kasson.
National Plant Genome Initiative
It was 20 years ago that the National Plant Genome Initiative began.
Corn and Soybeans Mixed
There was not a lot of new news to move the markets last week.
Mowing Road Ditches
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a number of listening sessions pertaining to ditch mowing.
Corn combining was on hold over the weekend because of the rain and snow.
Palmer Amaranth Again
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed palmer Amaranth was found in Douglas County.
Historic Downtown Indianapolis
I really enjoy staying in downtown Indianapolis when I am at the National Convention.
National FFA Convention Busy
Ye, there were blue jackets everywhere in downtown Indianapolis!
64,000 Blue Jackets
More than 64,000 FFA members in blue jackets invaded Indianapolis.
National FFA Convention
Wednesday morning I will be flying down to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.