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.
Two Important Water Infrastructure Bill’s Are Looking To Be Signed
On October 1, 2018 the U.S. Senate approved "America's Water Infrastructure Bill" by a margin of 99 to 1.
October National Pork Month
In recognition of National Pork Month the Minnesota Pork Board produced a documentary Meat of the North.
Are the Lows In For Corn and Beans?
I suspect the bears have not given up yet but it looks like the harvest lows may be in for corn.
Winter Wonder Land?
No farmer wants to see snow in the middle of October during harvest.
MSRPC Biodiesel See For Yourself
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is seeking Minnesota Soybean Grower applicants for the National Biodiesel Conference.
Minnesota House Candidates Forum
The Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance sponsored a Minnesota House Candidates Forum Thursday evening at the Milton Town Hall.
Minnesota Corn Growers Request Support For Tax Credit
Minnesota Corn Growers request support for Minnesota Buffer Law Property Tax Credit.
President Trump’s E 15 Announcement
President Trump orders the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the rule making process to allow E15 ethanol blends year round.
Cannon Valley Grown Kick-Off This Evening
Everyone is invited to the Cannon Valley Grown Kick-Off this evening at Imminent Brewing in Northfield.
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA Ag Alliance Candidates Forum
The SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA Ag Alliance will sponsoring a Candidates Forum Thursday evening at the Milton Township Town Hall Thursday evening.