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.
A Quiet Week For Corn and Soybeans
It was a quiet week for corn and beans as traders watch the weather in South America.
See You Tuesday at Crops Day
I hope to see a lot of farmers and agronomists at the annual Rice and Steele County Crops Day Tuesday in the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds.
USDA Outlook Forum
Every year in last February the USDA releases their projections on production of major crops and prices for the upcoming growing season.
Tri-City United FFA Alumni Pancake Breakfast
The Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday at the Montgomery Legion.
Minnesota Farmers Union at the State Capitol
The Minnesota Farmers Union 2018 Lobby Day Drive-In at the State Capitol is Tuesday February 27. 2018.
Owatonna FFA Alumni Meeting
Supporters of Agriculture and the Owatonna FFA are forming an Alumni Association.
Black Cutworm Network In Minnesota
Cooperators are needed for the Black Cutworm Network in the corn growing areas of Minnesota.
Rice and Steele County Crops Day
The annual Rice and Steele County Crops Day will be Tuesday February 17, 2018 in the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault.
Dodge County Corn and Soybean Growers Annual Banquet
The Dodge County Corn and Soybean Growers Banquet will be held on Thursday March 8, 2018.
Dado Finishes In Top 16 In National Discussion Meet
University of Minnesota student Trent Dado finished in the top 16 at the National Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet.