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.
Buffer Strips Can Receive CRP Payment
Land owners that installed a buffer strip along a public waters can now enroll the land in CRP and receive a payment.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Trapping Gypsy Moths
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be setting traps to monitor gypsy moth populations.
IPM Vegetable Field Day Postponed
The IPM Vegetable Field Day scheduled in Waseca on Thursday has been postponed.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak.
Corn’s Role In Supporting Rural Minnesota
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has launched a campaign to draw attention to corn's economic impact in rural communities.
Another Tough Week For Corn and Beans
It was the second week in a row corn and beans were under pressure on good crop ratings and trade war talk.
Rain Makes Grain, More Rain Makes More Grain?
Grain traders believe rain makes grain and more rain makes more grain is not always true!
Breakfast On a Dairy Farm
The Rice County American Dairy Association's Breakfast On a Dairy Farm was a big success Saturday morning.
Certify Your Planted Acres to the FSA Office
Farmers that enrolled in the Farm Bill must report their planted acres to the local FSA office.
Do You Like Free Ice cream?
Play Dairy Trivia each weekday about 6:25 am and you may win a Dairy Queen gift card for a Blizzard.