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 Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
John Dovak Rice County Fair manager will be my guest on today's AM Minnesota.
Another Disappointing Week for Corn and Beans
The USDA gave us some friendly or even bullish numbers on Friday but then made a number of bearish assumptions.
Enough Snow Already?
Even with the snow today and another 7 inches on Monday and Tuesday we will not set a record snow depth.
U of M Ag Research Update
The Southern Research and Update Center at Waseca will be hosting a University of Minnesota Ag Research Update on Thursday.
Today is National Pizza Day
Today is National Pizza Day so why not celebrate and order a Pizza with extra cheese!
Another Farm Rental Rate Workshop
Extension Educator David Bau will be presenting a Farm Rental Rate workshop in Farmington on February 20, 2019.
African Swine Fever Discussion at Pork Congress
African Swine Fever is spreading in China, Japan and Europe so there was a lot of discussion at Pork Congress about making sure it does not spread to the United States.
Thank You to the Snowplow Operators!
Snowplow operators get in their trucks when it snows, no matter if it is
3 1/2 Hours From Minneapolis to Faribault
It was a long drive from downtown Minneapolis to Faribault Friday evening.
AM Minnesota Today From Pork Congress
Today I will be hosting KDHL's AM Minnesota from Pork Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center.