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.
USDA Report Wednesday 11:00 AM
The USDA will release the September Supply Demand Report during the trading session.
Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota Farmers Union in Washington D.C.
This week members of the Minnesota Farmers Union and Minnesota Farm Bureau will be in Washington D.C. talking with Senators, Representatives and their staffs.
Southern Research and Outreach Center Waseca Open House
Everyone is welcome to attend the open house at the Southern Research and Outreach Center open house this Thursday.
Corn and Beans Waiting For Confirmation ?
The market seems to be waiting for confirmation that the corn and soybean crop is as big as the USDA is projecting.
Will Dicamba Registration be Renewed For 2019?
The Federal EPA is scheduled to announce in October if dicamba will be registered for 2019.
Pork Stand at Defeat of Jesse James Days
The Randolph FFA Alumni Association were working at the Pork Stand Saturday evening in Northfield at the Defeat of Jesse James Days.
Propane Contracting Year Round at Community Coop in Faribault
Propane can be contracted at Community Coop Oil Association in Faribault for any month you will need it.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Heavy rain this week was the theme of the Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Details on the USDA Trade War Aid Package
The USDA released the details on the Trade War Aid Program called the Market Facilitation Program.
47th Annual Crop Production Field Day
The 47th Annual Crop Production Field Day will be Thursday morning sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Riverland College and the Kuiter family.