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.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Warm and dry can be used to describe the last Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
What Is Fair Land Rent?
The University of Minnesota Extension service has scheduled a number of meetings in our area to try and answer the questions about fair land rent.
Randolph FFA Corn Drive For Camp Courage Today
The Randolph FFA will be holding their Corn Drive for Camp Courage today.
AM Minnesota Today Industrial Hemp
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program will be industrial hemp and my guest will be Minnesota Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Whitney Place.
The Future of Neonicotinod Seed Treatment
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on Stewardship Guidelines for Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments.
Corn and Beans End the Week Higher
Corn and beans struggled during the week but managed to rally back Friday.
It Was A Team Effort This Weekend Nothing Seemed To Go Right
Even though I had a number of breakdowns I got a lot of corn harvested this weekend.
Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Farm and Rural Helpline is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Rocks and combines, even small ones do not get along very well.
1918 Waterloo Boy at National FFA Convention
This 1918 Waterloo Boy was on display at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.