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.
See the Men’s Underwear at the Rice County Fair
While you are at the Rice County Fair be sure to stop in at the Conservation Building.
Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame
Everyone is invited to the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Program Wednesday morning starting with a free breakfast at 7:30.
Corn and Beans Slightly Higher Last Week
Corn managed to close slightly higher last week even with the USDA July Supply Demand Report. The USDA left corn yields unchanged from July and the acres are actually higher than last year! In about 5 minutes the market totally ignored the USDA numbers as everyone knows those numbers are not real...
Crop Certification Deadline Extended
On Friday the USDA announced a one week extension for farmers to report or certify their planted acres.
Sprayer Parked for the Year?
It sure was nice to hopefully park the sprayer for the year?
Get Commemorative Mug at Rice County Fair
Pick up a sturdy insulated mug at the Rice County Fair for $20.
AM Minnesota Mazeppa Daze
The topic on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Mazeppa Daze that runs today through Sunday.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Last week the weather was warmer than normal but not really hot, just what we needed!
NASS Crop Progress Report
The USDA NASS Crop Progress Report documented just how far the corn and beans are behind this year.
Advanced Corn Agronomy Summit at SROC
The University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting an Advanced Corn Agronomy Summit at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca next week.