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.
Faribault Winterfest Parade Grand Marshal Gordy Kosfeld
KDHL News and Sports Director Gordy Kosfeld named Faribault Winterfest Parade Grand Marshal.
Benefit For Kevin Estrem
Therer will be a benefit for Rice County farmer from Nerstrand Saturday evening at the Northfield Ballroom.
Rice SWCD Tree Sales Open
The Rice County SWCD is now accepting orders for the 2020 Tree Sale.
AM Minnesota Today Faribault Winter Farmers Market
I will have a number of guests in studio on today's AM Minnesota Program to discuss the Faribault Winter Farmers Market.
Farmamerica Needs Your Help
Farmamerica needs your help on Giving Tuesday to raise money for Summer Camp Scholarships and educational programing.
Check Your Grain Bins
With all the cool damp weather this fall we are already seeing moisture migration in grain bins.
Thanksgiving Was Not Always the Fourth Thursday in November
It was not until Congress acted in 1941 that Thanksgiving was observed on the fourth Thursday in November every year.
Thanksgiving Dinner Cost
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey, the Thanksgiving Dinner cost is about $5.00 per person.
Dicamba Cut-Off for Minnesota in 2020
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced the cut-off for applying dicamba in 2020.
AM Minnesota Today Talking Turkeys
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be 6th generation turkey farmer Erica Sawatzke.