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.
Farm Family of the Year at Farmfest
About 80 county Farm Families of the year will be honored at Farmfest Thursday afternoon.
Free Water Testing at Farmfest
The Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center is offering free water testing for nitrates at Farmfest.
Minnesota Corn Growers at Farmfest
While you are at Farmfest be sure to stop in at the Minnesota Corn Growers tent.
Biodiesel Truck Needs Good Roads
Soybean oil can be used to extend the life of blacktop roads
Good Week For Corn and Beans
It was a good week for corn and beans last week because of the hot and dry weather in Europe.
It’s Going to Be a Busy Week!
It is going to be a busy week with the Goodhue County Fair, Dakota County Fair and Farmfest.
St. Mark’s Annual Feast and Festival
The St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Randolph with be hosting the Annual Feast and Festival Sunday.
Biodiesel Truck Named Indomitus at Farmfest
The Minnesota Soybean Biodiesel Truck build by the Diesel Brothers will be at Farmfest.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
It was a cool week to finish out July at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Farmfest Coming Up Next Week
One of my favorite events of the year Farmfest is coming up next week near Red Wood Falls.