I grew up on a crop and dairy farm in Southern Minnesota. After graduating from Wells Easton High School I attended the University Of Minnesota and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Education. After graduation I returned to operate the family farm consisting of 600 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sweet corn, peas and 100 dairy cows. After 18 years in the fall of 1995, I traded the milking parlor for a radio microphone and became a Farm Broadcaster. I still get up at 3:30 am 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 36 years Louise is a Degreed R N and is an Industrial Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children, Laura finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Stephen in Graduate School at the University of Pittsburg in Analytical Chemistry.