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.
2017 Field Crop Trials
The 2017 Corn Grain Field Crop Trials Results
Corn-Soybean Variety Plots
Wednesday evening the Farm Business Management Program at the South Central College hosted the annual Corn-Soybean Variety Plot Meeting.
Winter Dairy Series
The first of the Winter Dairy Series meetings will be Monday December 11, 2017 at the Scott County Extension Office.
National NAFTA Grass Roots Day
The Minnesota Farm Bureau joined 14 National Agriculture Groups declaring today National NAFTA Grass Roots Day.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has developed some Smart Salting recommendations.
AM Minnesota The Growing Season
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer Brian Buck and we will be talking about the growing season.
Slow Down This Morning!
The roads and sidewalks are very slippery this morning so be careful!
Coop Merger Informational Meetings
The Board of Directors of the Genesis Coop and Ag Partners Coop have voted to merge the coops and scheduled informational meetings.
Good Week For Corn and Beans
Both corn and beans showed signs of hope for higher prices last week.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon In Faribault
Saturday morning Louise and I helped prepare a meal for the reserve unit training at the Armory in Faribault Saturday.