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.
Farmfest Coming Up Next Week
One of my favorite events of the year Farmfest is coming up next week near Red Wood Falls.
Hailed Beans Still Green
Even though some of these bean plants were cut off by hail they are still green and growing.
AM MN Today Agronomist Jay Zielske
My Guest on today's AM MN Program will be Agronomist Jay Zielske with Pioneer.
Agriculture the Only Industry Hurt In Trade War?
Agriculture appears to have been hurt more by the trade war than almost all other industries.
Nice Week For Corn and Beans
Both Corn and Beans managed to close higher last week on less than ideal weather.
Minnesota Corn Growers in Nation’s Capitol
A number of Corn Growers from Minnesota were in Washington D C for Corn Congress.
Tractors Needed at Farmamerica Fall Festival
Farmamerica needs old tractors for their 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Festival.
Biodiesel Semi Race at Elko Speedway
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council will be sponsoring Biodiesel Semi races at the Elko Speedway on Saturday August 25, 2018.
12 Billion to Help Farmers
12 Billion dollars to help farmers because of the trade war.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The warmer than normal trend changed to cooler last week.