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] Gordy Ag Market Recap Grains Drop Sharply
Click on the link and listen to Gordy discuss the huger drop in corn and beans last week.
AM Minnesota U of M climatologist Proof is in the Glacier?
Claire LaCanne Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County and Heidi Roop PhD the new Climatologist at the U of M were on KDHL's AM Minnesota Program Tuesday.
Beef It’s What’s For Dinner and Daytona Speedway
I am sure you have heard and seen the phrase Beef It's What's For Dinner and now you will be seeing it at the Daytona International Speedway!
Organic Food Sales Up 14.2 Percent in 2020
Even with the COVID-19 pandemic organic food sales were up 14.2 percent in 2020!
Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 1, 2021
Applications for the Minnesota Farm Bureau's Sesquicentennial Farm Program are due March 1, 2021.
EPA Grants More Small Refinery Blending Exemptions or Waivers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did it again granting more Small Refinery Exemptions decreasing the demand for ethanol by another 260 million gallons.
Winter Charm on the Farm at FarmAmerica Saturday
FarmAmerica located just west of Waseca will be hosting a special winter celebration Saturday called Winter Charm on the Farm.
Food Prices In 2020 Largest Increase Since 2011
According the the USDA in 2020 we saw the largest increase in food prices at the grocery store since 2011.
Southcentral Winter Dairy Series
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Dairy Initiative will be sponsoring the Winter Dairy Series on a variet of topics.
MDA Mini-Grant Program For Water Testing Equipment
Minnesota produce farmers that purchased water testing equipment for E. coli may be iligible for reimbursement under the MDA's mini-grant program.