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.
Dicamba Good News For Soybean Growers Bad For Waterhemp
The EPA announced Tuesday a five year label for dicamba, good news for soybean growers bad news for waterhemp and ragweed!
[Listen] AM Minnesota Fall Nitrogen Management
My guests on Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program were Extension Educators Claire LaCanne and Brad Carlson and the topic was Fall Nitrogen Management.
Virtual Soil Management Summit
No surprise, the Conservation Tillage Conference now called the Soil Management Summit will be held virtual this year.
China Buying U.S. Beans, Corn, Pork, Beef
There were many doubts about China honoring their side of the Phase One Trade deal.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Recap Another Good Week for Grains
Even with harvest pressure and November bean options expiration is was a good week for beans and corn!
Turkey Size Matters?
The COVID 19 pandemic is still creating questions for turkey producers.
Minnesota Corn Growers Needed for Nitrogen Research Project
The USDA's NRCS has awarded a grant to the University of Minnesota to work with farmers to improve nitrogen management.
Fall Nitrogen Anhydrous or Urea?
The research is pretty conclusive, fall applications of nitrogen should be in the form of anhydrous ammonia, not urea.
Virtual National FFA Convention
Next week the National FFA Convention will be held virtually.
USDA’s WHIP+ Signup Deadline October 30, 2020
If you collected a crop insurance payment in 2018 or 2019 you would likely get a payment from the USDA's WHIP+ program.