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.
China Buys U.S. Corn?
Corn came rallying back Friday on rumors China was buying U.S. corn out of the Pacific Northwest!
See You at the MN AG Expo
Th MN AG Expo will be this Wednesday and Thursday at the Mankato Civic Center.
Farm Bill Meetings
There are four Farm Bill meetings coming up in our area.
It Was a Week for Trade Deals
It was a week for trade deals that should be good for farmers in the long term.
Nitrogen Smart Program Tuesday in Faribault
The Nitrogen Smart program will be presented in Faribault Tuesday morning and the Nitrogen Smart Advanced Tuesday afternoon.
Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
The grain and livestock markets will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Winter Crops Day Still On For Today
Winter Crops Day will still scheduled for today as the Winter Storm will not hit until this afternoon.
Final Market Facilitation Payment?
It looks like it will be a while before we find out if the final Market Facilitation payment will be made.
Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Everyone is welcome at the Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting.
AM Minnesota Extension Educators Claire LaCanne and Megan Roberts
My guests on today's AM Minnesota program will be Extension Educators Claire LaCanne and Megan Roberts with one of the topics signing up for the new Farm Bill..