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.
CFAP 3 Payments to be Made In April
The USDA announced that the CFAP 3 payments not called Pandemic Assistance for Producers (PAP) will be made to crop producers in April.
MN Farm Bureau and MN State Fair Announce Century Farms for 2021
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Minnesota State Fair are recognizing 124 farms as 2021 Century Farms.
[Listen] Gordy Weekly Ag Market Recap Frustrating!
There were huge corn export sales to China and still corn could not rally last week.
AM Minnesota Tuesday Organic Crops Day
Listen to Tuesday's Special hour long AM Minnesota Program, Organic Crops Day
[Listen] PPP Forgiven Loans Still Taxable In Minnesota
Listen to Bob Worth with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association discuss PPP forgiven loans that are not taxable on your Federal returns but are taxable in Minnesota.
MN Corn and Soybean Research and Promotion Council Elections
Minnesota Farmers in District 8 that raise corn and soybeans should have received two ballots in the mail from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training webinar on Saturday March 27, 2021.
Rice County Fair Executive Secretary Summarizes Plans For the July Event
Listen to Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak on today's AM Minnesota Program there, there will be a fair but what it is like depends on Minnesota regulations.
Rain Gage Reports
It sure was nice to see about one inch of rain!
If You Have An Oak Tree, You Shouldn’t Do This During The Summer Months
You should not prune your oak trees in the months of April through July to prevent the spread of oak wilt.