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.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Ag Hall of Fame
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program will be the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame program at the Rice County Fair.
Corn Firmer Beans Weaker Last Week
It was a rather quiet week in the grain markets with corn slightly higher and beans a little lower.
The Funds Record Short Corn
Friday afternoon after the grain markets closed the Commitment of Traders Report showed the funds were record short corn.
Rice County Dairy Banquet
Five Dairy Maids and three Junior Ambassadors were recognized at the 2019 Rice County Dairy Banquet.
Illegal Pork Products Seized at U.S. Port
The U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection seized a very large shipment of illegal pork products from China.
Research and Promotion Council Elections
It you raise corn and soybeans you should have or soon will receive a ballot in the mail for the Corn Research and Promotion Council and Soybean Research and Promotion Elections.
MDA Disaster Loans Available
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Rural Finance Authority has zero percent Disaster Loans available for farmers that saw losses due to the heavy snow.
Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Annual Meeting
Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers heard about a promising new use for corn at their Annual Meeting
Hey Dad, I Can Help!
While I was at the North American Farm and Power Show I noticed this little girl having fun in the cab of a skid steer.
Still 17 Inches of Frost in the Soil
Even with the 1.8 inches of rain in the last week there is still 17 inches of frost in the soil at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.