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.
Scout For Black Cutworm Damage
The late planted corn may be more vulnerable to Black Cutworm damage this year.
Corn and Beans Higher Last Week
Both corn and beans were higher last week being supported by the weather in the U.S. and Brazil.
Always Read and Follow Label Directions
Even though you may have used a herbicide for many years you still may need to read the label.
Do Your Trees and Shrubs Look Like This?
Many evergreen trees and shrubs are showing Winter Burn this spring.
Swap Meet and Flea Market This Weekend
The Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club will be hosting the 19th annual Swap Meet and Flea Market this weekend.
Dairy Farmers Sign Up For Margin Management Program?
June 1, 2018 is the deadline for Dairy Farmers to sign up for the Margin Management Program.
Governor Dayton’s Veto’s
Governor Dayton has vetoed a number of bills after the Minnesota Legislative Session.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
What a Difference a Few Days Can Make
It is amazing how quickly farmers can plant a crop when the weather cooperates!
Next Farm Bill?
With the defeat of the Farm Bill vote in the U.S. House of Representatives many are wondering if Congress will be able to agree on a bill before the current one expires the end of September.