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.
AM Minnesota Today Rice County Fair Talk
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak.
Quiet Week for Corn and Beans
Even with the April USDA Supply Demand Report corn and soybeans were about unchanged last week.
Faribault Farm Business Analysis Meeting Wednesday
The annual South Central College Farm Business Analysis meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday April 11, 2019 has been rescheduled for this Wednesday April 17, 2019. The meal will be served at 7:00 pm and the analysis meeting will follow in the Event Center at the South Central College in Faribaul…
19 Bucket Trucks Headed South on Interstate 35
Friday morning I counted 19 Bucket Trucks headed South on Interstate 35 between Albert Lea and Faribault.
World Pork Expo Canceled
Because of African Swine Fever in China and other parts of Asia the National Pork Producers decided to cancel the 2019 World Pork Expo.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Postponed
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade has been postponed to next Wednesday.
AM Minnesota Today From Northfield
Today I will be hosting KDHL's AM Minnesota Program from Professional Pride Realty in Northfield.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Friday
All tractors are welcome at the annual Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Friday morning with line-up at 8:00 am.
AM Minnesota Today Faribault High School Spring Musical
Today I will be filing in for Gordy on today's AM Minnesota program and the topic will be the Faribault High School Spring Musical the Addams Family.
Sign Up for Conservation Stewardship Program
The USDA has announced the sign up period for the updated Conservation Stewardship Program under the new 2018 Farm Bill.