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.
AM Minnesota Today Tom Hoverstad
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Tom Hoverstad scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Compeer Financial Agriculture Education Equipment Grants
All high school agriculture programs in the Compeer Financial service area are illegible to apply for up to $3000 in grants per school.
Amazing, Corn and Beans About Unchanged Last Week
Trade war talk with China took corn and beans down hard, twice and both times corn and beans recovered.
Trader Time Out For USDA Reports?
A call for a trader time out for USDA Reports would be a good idea.
Steep Fines For Buffer Violations?
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is proposing a change to Minnesota's buffer law that could cost farmers tens of thousands of dollars.
Faribault Area Food Shelf Donation
With matching contributions more than $1000 was donated to the Faribault area Food Shelf at the Food Awareness Day at HyVee.
Corn Growers Call to Action
Minnesota Corn Growers are asked to call the White House and tell President Trump you support the RFS.
It was FFA Career Day At Toquam Farm
The Southern Minnesota Land Use Expo hosted an FFA Career Day at the Toquam farm by Blooming Prairie.
Beans China Trade War
During the overnight session China announced it may impose a 25 percent import tax on beans from the middle east.
Food Awareness Day Friday at HyVee Faribault
The Rice County Farm Bureau will be hosting Food Awareness Day Friday morning at the HyVee Food Store in Faribault.