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.
Corn Planting On Hold
Today is the day when farmers would like to have all their corn planted!
Buffer Law Tax Credit Hick-Up?
A few days ago Governor Dayton supported a bill in the Minnesota Legislature giving a $50 an acre tax credit for land put into a buffer strip but now has backed away from this position.
Federal and Minnesota Tax Codes
Late in 2017 there was a major change to the Federal Tax Code that was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump. The Minnesota Legislature is working on legislation to get the Minnesota Tax code to conform to the Federal code. The House tax bill, HF 4385 was considered by the Full House of r…
Buffer Property Tax Credit
There is a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature to give land owners a property tax credit for land put in buffer strip.
Doctor Bill Makes Field Calls
Doctor Bill from Kibble equipment in Owatonna recharged my air conditioner.
Highly Contagious Disease Horse Owners On High Alert
The very contagious horse disease Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy has been confirmed in North and South Dakota.
Mixed Week For Corn and Beans
It was the second week in a row corn prices were higher but beans were disappointing.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca showed a dramatic change in the last 2 weeks.
Cover Crop Field Day By Byron
There will be a cover crop field day Friday May 11, 2018 by Byron and everyone is welcome.
Another Weather Record Broken in April
Ice out on Clear Lake in Waseca occurred on April 29, 2018, another record,