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.
Soil Health Research Tour
The Soil Health Research Tour will be held at Farmamerica Thursday evening.
The Disconnect Continues
In my career I can't remember such a discrepancy between what the crop conditions are in the field and what the market things they are!
Illinois a Federal Diseaster Area?
On Friday a farmer called and informed me Illinois had been declared a Federal Disaster Area.
Soybean Gall Midge in Minnesota Soybeans
A never before identified species of Soybean Gall Midge has been found in Minnesota.
4 R Technology Review Field Day
Th 4 R Technology Review Field Day will be held Wednesday by Buffalo Lake.
Faribault Heritage Days Parade
The rescheduled Heritage Days Parade was held Friday Evening
Goodhue County 4-H Livestock Auction
The annual Goodhue County 4-H Livestock Auction was held this morning at the Goodhue County Fair.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
With temperatures a little above normal last week we were able to catch up a little in crop development.
Secretary of Agriculture at Farmfest
Secretary of Agriculture drew a lot of attention at Farmfest.
Smokey Bear at Farmfest
Smokey Bear will be celebrating his 70th birthday at Farmfest.