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] 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.
[Listen] Tom Hoverstad SROC February Ends Wettest Winter Ever
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research Center at Waseca said the moisture we received in February capped the wettest winter on Record!
Everyone Welcome at County Crops Day Tuesday in Faribault
The annual County Crops Day Program will be held Tuesday in the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds and everyone is welcome!
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap It Wasn’t A Horrible Finish
Early in the week both corn and beans traded sharply lower, however Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said it was not a horrible finish Friday.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Corn Crashes
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said corn is now lower than the day before the bullish January USDA Report!
Today is Give FFA Day [Listen]
There is no better way to celebrate National FFA Week than by supporting Minnesota FFA members and Advisors by making a donation as today is Give FFA Day.
Minnesota Cheese Makers Compete in U.S. Championship Contest
Since 1891 the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association have hosted the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay WI, there are many entries from Minnesota.