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 Bachelor 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. In fall 1995, after 18 years, I traded the milking parlor for a radio microphone and became a Farm Broadcaster. 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 39 years, Louise, is a degreed R.N. and 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 will receive his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburg in December.