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 Higher Last Week
Both corn and beans were higher last week on good export demand and weather in Argentina.
Le Sueur County Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting
The Le Sueur County Cattlemen's Association will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday evening in Le Center.
Dodge County Corn and Soybean Growers Banquet
The Dodge County Corn and Soybean Growers will hold their annual meeting on Thursday March 8, 2018.
Tires Made Out of Soybeans
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company is using soybean oil to make the treads on tires.
Spring Weight Restrictions Monday
A sure sigh of spring, road postings go on Monday March 5, 2018.
Soil Health Workshops
The University of Minnesota will be sponsoring a Soil Health Workshop in St Charles and Owatonna.
Goodhue County Farm Bureau Day
Governor Mark Dayton Declared today Goodhue County Farm Bureau Day.
Rice and Steele County Crops Day Successful
A big crowd of farmers attended the annual Rice and Steele County Crops Day to learn more about controlling tough weeds in soybeans.
AM Minnesota Today Ed Usset
My guest on Today's AM Minnesota will be Ed Usset from the University of Minnesota's Center For Farm Financial Management.
A Quiet Week For Corn and Soybeans
It was a quiet week for corn and beans as traders watch the weather in South America.