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.
USDA October Supply Demand Report?
The USDA raised the projected corn yield and that took corn sharply lower in today's report.
Another Nasty Surprise in Bean Fields!
Hopefully our beans will not look like this after the weekend!
Tar Spot of Corn Found in Minnesota
Tar spot in corn was found for the first time in Minnesota.
4-H Ambassadors on AM Minnesota
Three Rice County 4-H Ambassadors will be my guests on today's AM Minnesota Program.
Good week for Corn and Beans
Both corn and beans closed higher last week thanks to the USDA's Quarterly Stocks report.
Another Nasty Suprise in Bean Field
This is not what a farmer wants to see, water standing in a bean field ready to harvest.
Minnesota Beef Expo October 17-20
The Minnesota Beef Expo is coming up October 17 through 20, 2019 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
MDA Grants for Updates to Livestock Operations
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has grants available for livestock producers to upgrade their operations.
Be Sure To Measure Your Bins Before You Co-Mingle Grains
If you are going to commingle old crop and new crop grain be sure to measure your bin first!
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
It was the second week in a row of temperatures warmer than normal.