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.
National Eat An Apple Day
Today is National Eat An Apple Day
EPA Final Rule on Biofuels
Thursday the EPA released the Final Rule on the amount of biofuels required in gasoline and diesel fuel for 2018.
2018 Corn and Soybean Management
The 2018 Corn and Soybean Management meeting will be Thursday December 7, 2017 at the eagles Club in Rochester.
Varietal Plot Meeting
The annual varietal plot meeting will be next Wednesday evening at the South Central College in Faribault.
Merchants Bank Money Ball
Merchants Bank finds a way to add some excitement to varsity basketball games.
China Buys U.S. Corn!
Pro Farmer Reported Tuesday China bought 10 to 12 cargos of U.S. Corn!
AM Minnesota Summit Orthopedics
My guest on AM Minnesota today will be Dr. Stroemer with Summit Orthopedics in Faribault.
4-H Shop With Santa
The Steele County 4-H Shop With Santa will be this Saturday.
Corn and Beans Mark Time Last Week
With Thanksgiving the grain markets were closed Thursday and had a short session Friday.
Why Did We Worry About the Weather?
Why did we worry about the weather when it has been so nice?