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.
Corn and Beans Lower Friday on Profit Taking
Both corn and beans closed lower Friday on Profit Taking and a forecast for rain in Argentina over the weekend.
Call To Action Changes to the RFS
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking all corn farmers call Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue saying you support the Renewable Fuel Standard.
MnDOT Releases Mowing Haying Permit Recommendations
Friday MnDOT released it's report with recommendations regarding the agency's mowing and haying permit process.
Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers Banquet
The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers will hold their Annual Meeting and Banquet on Monday March 12, 2018 at Dubbels Trucking by Randolph.
AM Minnesota Today Farm Business Breakfast
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program will be the Farm Business Breakfast sponsored by the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.
Lincoln Third Grade Visit
This morning area farmer Brent Fuchs and I visited the third grade classes at Lincoln Elementary in Faribault to talk about food and agriculture.
Cannon River Stem School Visit
Wednesday morning Brent Fuchs and I visited the third grade class at the Cannon River Stem School to talk with the kids about agriculture and how their food ends up at the grocery store.
Visit to Kasson Mantorville Ag Class
Tuesday morning I was asked to talk with the Ag Discovery Class at the Kasson Mantorville High School about Agriculture and Farm Broadcasting.
AM Minnesota Today Crop Insurance
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program is crop insurance and the March 15, 2018 deadline.
Final Winter Dairy Series Seminar
The final Winter Dairy Series Seminar will be in New Prague on Monday March 12, 2018.