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.
Grain Markets Closed Today For Washington’s Birthday
The grain markets closed Friday at the normal time and will be closed until the overnight session this evening.
Crop Insurance Deadline March 15
The deadline for purchasing or changing your crop insurance is March 15, 2018.
This Is National FFA Week
FFA members from area Chapters are celebrating National FFA Week.
Don’t Forget to Sign Up For the Farm Bill
Under the current provisions of the Farm Bill farmers have to sign up or enroll each year.
Workshop On Soil Health
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a workshop on soil health at the Heintz Center in Rochester on February 28, 2018.
2018 Century Farm Applications
Applications are now available for the Century Farm Program on the Minnesota State Fair Web Site.
Winter Dairy Series
The final Winter Dairy Series seminar of the year will be on Monday March 12, 2018 in New Prague beginning at noon.
199A Tax Glitch Not Fixed Yet
The 199A tax glitch giving farmers big tax advantages by selling their grain to Coop Elevators instead of private elevators has not been fixed yet.
AM Minnesota Today Biodiesel
Biodiesel will be the topic on today's AM Minnesota Program and my guest will be Mike Youngerberg with the Minnesota Soybean Growers.
Corn and Soybeans About Unchanged Last Week
Corn and soybeans closed about unchanged last week even with the USDA Supply Demand Report.