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 closed high last week and it was the second week in a row.
In addition to having a Private Pesticide Applicator license farmers must also attend a 2 hour training program to apply dicambia this summer.
Brad Carlson Receives Award at MN Ag Expo
Extension Educator Brad Carlson received the Friend of Agriculture award from the Minnesota Corn Growers at the MN Ag Expo.
DieselSellerz Biodiesel Truck at MN AG Expo
This truck was built by the Discovery Channel's DieselSellerz for the Minnesota Soybean and Research Council to promote biodiesel.
AM Minnesota Today From the MN AG Expo
Today I will host KDHL's AM Minnesota Program from the MN AG Expo in Mankato.
Mike Youngerberg Receives National Biodiesel Award
Mike Youngerberg with the Minnesota Soybean Growers received a National Biodiesel Award.
See You at the MN AG Expo!
I hope to see you at the MN Ag Expo today and Thursday in Mankato.
Federal Government Shutdown Impact on Farmers?
With the Federal Government shutdown a lot of information we are used to getting will not be available or it could be delayed. First, all County USDA Service Centers and Farm Service Agency offices are closed. They are classified as "nonessential...
Corn and Beans Firmer last Week
Both corn and beans were firmer last week as maybe traders are noticing the less than ideal weather in South America.
Planning For the Winter Storm
For most people the forecast of a major winter storm requires a little planning. Make sure you have groceries and other errands done so you can stay at home and drive as little as possible. If you have a long drive and absolutely have to be at work go early and stay in a hotel...