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.
[Listen] AM MN Faribault B A Agriculture and FFA Program
Listen to today's AM Minnesota program with Faribault B A FFA officers Karlie DeGrood, Brooke Johnson, Matt Palan, Advisor Casie Story and Pat DeGrood.
Strategic Farming “Lets Talk Crops” Recordings Available
Strategic Farming "Lets Talk Crops" was a weekly program that was organized by Lizabeth Stahl an Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota. It was held every Wednesday morning from January 6 to March 24, 2021. "Topics ranged from corn and soybean management and selection tip…
Virtual State FFA Convention This Week
The Minnesota State FFA Convention interviews from area Chapters will be on KDHL this week.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Corn and Beans Higher
It was a frustrating week but still corn and beans posted a higher weekly close.
[Listen] Jay Zielske Pioneer Too Cold to Plant Corn?
Listen to Jay Zielske Agronomist with Pioneer talk about planting corn with these cold temperatures and cold shocking the seed.
Rice County Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
The Annual Rice County Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be at the Rice County Fairgrounds on Arbor Day April 30, 2021 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
[Listen] Kent Thiesse Payment Protection Program One and Two
Almost all farmers qualify for the Payment Protection Program (PPP) round one and many also qualify for round two, Listen to Ag Analyst Kent Thiesse.
[Listen] U of M Extension Brad Carlson Nitrogen Prices & Rates
With the big increase in nitrogen prices listen to U of M Extension Educator Brad Carlson talk about nitrogen prices and rates.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday starting at 9:00 AM.
Higher Profits for Ag Water Quality Certified Farms
For the second year a study done by the Minnesota State Agriculture Centers of Excellence showed farmers enrolled in the MAWQCP had higher profits.