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.
Jerry’s Crop and Weed Identification
See how many of these crops and weeds in different growth stages you can identify.
It Was a Nice March and Overall a Mild Winter
It was a perfect March for snowmelt that did not cause flooding and overall a mild winter.
AM Minnesota Today Jodi DeJong Hughes Soil Compaction
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Jodi DeJong Hughes University of Minnesota Regional Educator Soils and Water and the topic will be soil compaction.
Be Careful This Morning!
We received some freezing rain this morning so be careful.
Chlorpyrfios Insecticide Webinar
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers, agricultural professionsls and applicators to register for the webinar on chlorpyrifos.
World Pork Expo Cancelled Again
For the second year in a row the World Pork Expo in De Moines Iowa was cancelled.
AM Minnesota Tom Slunecka With Minnesota Soybean Growers
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Tom Slunecka with the Minnesota Soybean Growers and the topic will be Plasma Blue a new way to make biodiesel.
Beans Higher Last Week Corn About Unchanged
Beans managed to close higher last week on good demand but corn ended Friday about where it started the week.
Huge Losses For Ethanol Industry
Decreased crude oil demand because of CIVID-19 and a crude oil war between OPEC and Russia has resulted in huge losses for ethanol plants.
Will Farmers Receive Another MFP Payment?
The COVID-19 relief bill restored funding for the USDA Commoddity Credit Coroperation.