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.
Funds Record Short Corn
The Commitment of Traders Report showed the Funds were short a record 280,000 contracts.
Vineyard and Winery Management Workshop
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance will be hosting a Vineyard and Winery Management workshop on Saturday March 23, 2019.
Visit to Jefferson Elementary School in Faribault
On Wednesday morning area Farmer Brent Fuchs and I visited the Jefferson Elementary School in Faribault.
Snow Can Disappear Before it Melts
Some substances like water can go from a solid state like snow and ice to a vapor state without going through a liquid phase.
See You at the North American Farm and Power Show
The North American Farm and Power Show will be held in the Four Seasons Complex on the Steele County Fairgrounds Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
AM Minnesota Today Steve Pahs With Rice SWCD
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Steve Pahs with the Rice County SWCD and we will be discussing a workshop coming up titled Finding Profit In Cover Crops.
AM Minnesota Faribault Chamber Agri-Business Brunch
My guest on today's AM Minnesota will be Gregg Bongard and the topic will be the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Brunch.
Another Rough Week for Corn and Beans
It was another typical week with corn and beans lower and the USDA Supply Demand Report did not help.
Soil Temperatures Are Increasing
Even with the really cold weather soil temperatures are increasing because of all the snow.
Finding Profit in Cover Crops Workshop
The Scott Watershed Management Organization along with the Scott, Carver, Le Sueur and Rice Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be hosting a workshop, Finding Profit in Cover Crops. The workshop will be held in Le Center on Thursday March 14, 2019 form 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the American Legio…