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.
Jerry’s Christmas Stocking
My Christmas Stocking in the studio had some gifts in it!
Grain Markets Quiet
The grain markets were pretty quiet last week going into the long holiday weekend.
Top Five Ag Stories of 2017
Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program will be my Top Five Ag Stories for 2017.
Holidays and Food
It seems all holidays include food and we are fortunate to have a safe affordable supply in the United States.
Market’s Holiday Schedule
The grain and livestock markets will close about noon today and will reopen at 8:30 Tuesday morning.
Around 11 percent of the fuel you put in your car was produced by corn farmers.
Climatologist Mark Seeley to Retire
After a 40 year career with the University of Minnesota Agricultural Climatologist Mark Seeley is going to retire.
The Bears Get Christmas Too?
There is an old saying in the grain markets "if the Bears have Thanksgiving the Bulls will have Christmas."
Tax Update Meetings
The Annual South Central College Tax Update Meetings will be Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Research Update for Ag Professionals
The 2018 Research for Ag Professionals presented by the University of Minnesota will be held in Waseca and Rochester early in January.