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.
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.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be John Dvorak the Rice County Fair Manager.
Grain Markets Show Life Last Week
Both corn and beans posted gains last week and with the funds record short corn maybe we can see a rally?
Finding Farmland Workshop in Northfield
The Land Stewardship Project will be sponsoring a workshop called Finding Farmland Strategies and Tools for Accessing Affordable Land on Saturday March 30, 2019 in Northfield.
Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council Elections
Soybean farmers have until April 5, 2019 to return the mail in ballets for the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Elections.
Funds Record Short Corn
The Commitment of Traders Report showed the Funds were short a record 280,000 contracts.
Vineyard and Winery Management Workshop
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance will be hosting a Vineyard and Winery Management workshop on Saturday March 23, 2019.