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.
New Dicamba Label
The Federal EPA and Minnesota Department of Agriculture have announces some changes to the Dicamba label.
AM Minnesota Today Farm & Rural Helpline
The topic on today's AM Minnesota Program is the Farm and Rural Helpline developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Farm and Rural Helpline
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set up a Farm and Rural Helpline because of the Financial Stress due to low commodity prices.
Corn and Beans Still Range Bound
Corn and beans looked like they were breaking out early last week but then came under pressure but at least support held.
2017 Census of Agriculture
USDA Census of Agriculture Conducted every 5 years and 2017 is the year.
2017 Field Crop Trials
The 2017 Corn Grain Field Crop Trials Results
Corn-Soybean Variety Plots
Wednesday evening the Farm Business Management Program at the South Central College hosted the annual Corn-Soybean Variety Plot Meeting.
Winter Dairy Series
The first of the Winter Dairy Series meetings will be Monday December 11, 2017 at the Scott County Extension Office.
National NAFTA Grass Roots Day
The Minnesota Farm Bureau joined 14 National Agriculture Groups declaring today National NAFTA Grass Roots Day.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has developed some Smart Salting recommendations.