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 Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Aborted Pods in Soybeans
Those white leaves on the top of some soybean plants are pods that did not develop beans.
2019 Growing Season Ended Saturday
The 2019 growing season ended Saturday when temperatures dropped to 30 degrees.
Gina B Consulting on AM Minnesota Today
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Gina Borchardt with Gina B Consulting.
Corn and Beans What a Week!
Corn and beans closed sharply lower Thursday after the USDA Report and sharply higher Friday!
AM Minnesota Today Talking Apples
Today I will be hosting KDHL's AM Minnesota Program from Ableman's Apple Creek Orchard.
You Have to Feel Bad for Farmers in the Dakotas
I am not sure yet how wide spread the blizzard was but you have to feel for the farmers in the Dakotas.
Early Soybean Yields
Early harvest reports indicate good soybean yields if they were planted in May.
Annual Land Rent Meetings
The University of Minnesota Extension Service has scheduled the Annual Land Meetings in Faribault and Owatonna.
How Jerry Was Almost Scammed Out of a Combine
A true story about KDHL Farm Director Jerry Groskreutz and how he was almost scammed out of a combine online!
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The weather last week reverted to the pattern of almost the entire growing season, cool and wet!