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 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. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura is working on her Ph.D. in chemistry in Michigan and Stephen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Good Day for Corn and Beans Friday
It was a typical week for corn grinding lower until Friday when corn took off.
Kevin Paap Re-elected President of MFBF
County voting delegates re-elected Kevin Paap to serve another 2 years as President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.
Minnesota Farmers Union Convention
The Minnesota Farmers Union will begin their 76th State Convention this evening.
Faribault Winter Farmers Market
The Faribault Winter Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Downtown Faribault.
Minnesota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
The 99th Minnesota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting begins this evening.
Sustainable Agriculture Grants
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has funds available for Sustainable Agriculture Grants.
Farmland Real Estate Taxes Due Today
The second half of farmland real estate taxes are due today.
All Right, Computers Are Ok
This is what I was looking at yesterday afternoon in the reactor cab, a computer screen of the guidance system.
Faribault Agribusiness Thanksgiving Luncheon
For many years the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee has sponsored a luncheon the Thursday before Thanksgiving but they will be doing something different this year.
Farmers Own This Grain Elevator
This shuttle loading elevator by Hope is owned by farmers.