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.
Farm Business Tax Update Meetings
The Farm Business Management Program min Faribault will host two Tax Update meetings at the South Central College in FAribault on Tuesday December 11, 2018.
A Truce With China?
We may not have an end of the trade war with China but a 90 day truce is better than more tariffs!
Corn and Beans See Nice Gains Last Week
Both corn and beans saw nice gains last week on very few deliveries on the December corn contract and anticipation of a trade deal with China.
Sure Looks and Feels Like Winter!
The calander says winter is three weeks away but it sure looks and feels like winter now!
Crop Pest Management Short Course
The annual Crop Pest Management Short Course is coming up December 11-13, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Youth Loans From Farm Service Agency
Loans of up to $5000 for youth ages 10 to 20 years old are available from the Farm Service Agency.
Have You Signed Up For the Market Facilitation Program?
The deadline for signing up for the Market Facilitation Program is January 19, 2019.
Minnesota Corn Growers Call to Action
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking Minnesota farmers to call their senators and representatives ans urge them to pass a farm bill.
Where Did Joe Come From In Sloppy Joes?
Have you ever wondered where the name Joe came from in Sloppy Joes?
Trade Deal With China at G20 Summit?
There is a lot of speculation that President Trump and the President of China will reach a trade deal at the G2o Summit this week. Apparently the staffs are meeting now and the Presidents will meet on Friday and Saturday. Some are convinced there is no way the United States and China can reach an ag…