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.
WOTUS Here We Go Again!
The Biden EPA announced they are resuming the Obama Administration change in the Clean Water Act wording, back to Waters of the U.S. from navigable waters.
Fertilizer Shortage This Fall?
If you have not talked with your Coop or fertilizer supplier do it soon because I am hearing fertilizer supplies are tight this fall.
Products Imported Into the U.S Why Are Shipping Costs So High?
The COVID 19 pandemic has created shortages of many products in the U.S. and it had made it difficult to export U.S. products overseas.
Randolph FFA Premier FFA Livestock Exhibitor at MN State Fair
The Randolph FFA was named the Premier FFA Livestock Exhibitor at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair for the highest quality of any chapter showing at the state fair.
E 85 Day at Community Coop Oil In Faribault Wednesday
Community Coop Oil in Faribault will be hosting an E 85 day Wednesday and you can get 85 cents a gallon off on E 85 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
USDA Yield Estimate Almost a Record MN Broker Is it Real?
The USDA Supply Demand Report Friday estimated the National Corn yield just .3 bushel an acre under a record yield, commodity broker Gordy Kralovetz questions if it is real?
September USDA Report Bearish [Listen]
Listen to Gordy with Chiodo Commodities discuss the bearish USDA September Supply Demand Report.
Can You Cut Nitrogen Rates This Fall Because of the Drought?
Listen to Extension Educator Brad Carlson discuss the drought and being able to cut nitrogen rates this fall.
MDA Funds to Update Livestock Operations
The deadline to apply for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Livestock Investment Grant program is November 17, 2021.
Smoke From Forest Fires Impact Solar Radiation and Crop Yields? [Listen]
Did all the smoke and haze from the forest fires affect solar radiation and decrease crop yields?