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 Pretty Good Action Friday
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said we had pretty good action Friday in corn and beans and even wheat came screaming back!
[Listen] Gordy Ag Recap Another Disappointing Week
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said it was another disappointing week after the friendly USDA Report.
[Listen] Tom Hoverstatd SROC March Weather Another Record
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca said March was cold, wet, and we set another weather record!
Steele County Free Fair Livestock Hall of Fame Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for this year's Steele County Fair Livestock Hall of Fame is May 1, 2023.
Faribault Boy Scout Troop 306 Trade Up Sale
The Faribault Boy Scouts of America Troop 306 will be hosting a Trade Up Sale for your no longer needed or wanted outdoor stuff.
Food Awareness This Afternoon at Hy-Vee in Faribault.
The Rice County Farm Bureau, Rice County Pork Producers, and Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers will be hosting Food Awareness Day at Hy-Vee in Faribault.
[Listen] Ag Market Recap Beans Lower Corn Higher
Listen to Randy Tatge with Tatge Ag Marketing (filling in for Gordy) talk about corn moving higher last week and beans sharply lower.
[Listen] Randolph FFA Alumni Association Toy Auction
The Randolph FFA Alumni Association will be holding their Annual Meeting and Toy Auction this evening at the Randolph High School.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap China Buys U.S. Corn
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said China buying over 2 MMT of U.S. corn helped corn recover after dropping around 70 cents a bushel.
[Listen] Gordy Market Recap Fed Chairman Comments Grains Lower
We got through the USDA Report, Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said it was the Fed Chairman's comments before Congress that sent the grain markets lower.