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.
Strategic Farming Webinar Herbicide Technology Traits
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a webinar on January
[Listen] New Swine Barn for the 2021 Rice County Fair?
Rice County Fair manager John Dvorak was on Tuesday's AM Minnesota program and said there may be a new swine barn for the 2021 Rice County Fair.
[Listen] Kent Thiesse COVID-19 PPP Round Two
Listen to Ag Analyst Kent Thiesse discuss the COVID-19 Payment Protection Program (PPP) round two, it is likely most farmers will quality.
[Listen] Gordy USDA Report Corn Up Limit
Listen to Gordy discuss the USDA January Supply Demand and Stocks Report.
Sustainable Farming Association Virtual Annual Meeting
The Sustainable Farming Association will be holding their virtual Annual Meeting Monday February 8, through Saturday February 13, 2021.
Today is National Milk Day
It was on January 11 that the firs milke deliveries were made in glass bottles here in the United States so it has been desiginated National Milk Day.
[Listen] Gordy AG Market Recap
It was another good week for corn and beans, listen to Gordy discuss the contract highs again in corn and beans.
Free Virtual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention
The American Farm Bureau Federation will be holding their annual convention virtually this year and registration is free.
Monarch Butterfly For Now Not On Endangered Species List
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service will not be putting the monarch butterfly on the Endangered Species list, at least for now.
Cover Crop Incentives Increase In Rice County
Farmers that have land in "High Priority" areas in Rice County can receive $45 an acre for planting cover crops.