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.
Minnesota Broker: Someone is Keeping Lid on U.S. Grain Prices [Listen]
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities wonders why grain prices in other countries are much higher than in the United States?
What’s New at Farmamerica? [Listen]
Listen to Executive Director Jessica Rollins and Program Coordinator Jenny Delnay discuss the Capitol Campaign at Farmamerica.
2021 Growing Season Record Growing Degree Units? [Listen]
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern research and Outreach Center at Waseca said we may set an all time record for growing degree units accumulated this year!
This is National 4-H Week [Listen]
Listen to Rice County 4-H Extension Educator Kelly Chadwick and Rice County 4-H member Montana Johnson discuss the 4-H Program.
Tom Hoverstad SROC September Weather Warm and Dry [Listen]
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca said the the pattern continued in September, warm and dry.
MN Broker Agrees USDA Stocks Report Unprecedented
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities agrees the USDA September Grain Stocks Report was unprecedented in how the report was put together.
USDA October Grain Stocks Shocking Bearish [Listen]
The USDA October Grain Stocks Report was shocking to the market with much higher corn and bean stocks.
Meet Minnesota’s Newest Apple Variety + How and When to Get It
Here's everything you need to know about the newest apple variety 20+ years in the making!
Do You Enjoy Gardening Become an Extension Master Gardener
If you enjoy plants and gardening why not take the training and become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardner?
Small Farm Start-Up School
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting an eight week Small Farm Start Up School this October through the middle of December..