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.
Rural Dairy Discussions
The Minnesota Farmers Union will be hosting a Rural Dairy Discussion on Wednesday June 13, 2018.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
My Guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak.
National Cheese Day
Sunday was National Cheese Day and cheese consumption continues to increase thanks to Pizza.
Tough Week For Corn and Beans
Both corn and beans set life of contract highs on Monday only to sell off and close lower on the week.
Farmers Caught In Middle Again
With the trade war it sure looks like farmers, especially pork producers will get caught in the middle.
Tough Times For Dairy Farmers
These are tough times for Dairy Farmers with low milk prices and a few that cannot even find a processor for their milk.
There 38 farms in Minnesota being recognized this year as Sesquicentennial Farms.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
More weather records were confirmed in the Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Soybean Planting Broadcast
The annual Soybean Planting Broadcast will be this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Marvin Spindler farm southeast of Owatonna.
See You at the Dam Days Parade
I hope to see a lot of folks at the Dam Days Parade in Morristown Friday evening.