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.
Planting Progress Report
The Planting Progress Report showed 92 percent of the corn was planted but that also includes prevented plant acres!
AM Minnesota Rice County Fair Talk
Listen to today's AM Minnesota program and find out the 3 inductees into the Rice County Fair Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Corn and Beans Sharply Higher Last Week
Both corn and beans saw a big rally last week thanks to the wet weather.
Dicambia Use Deadline Not Extended by MDA
The Minnesota Soybean Growers request for a Dicambia use extension was denied by the MDA.
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Revisions
The Pork Quality Assurance Plus Revisions became effective on June 5, 2019.
Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association Tractor Pull
The Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association will be sponsoring a tractor pull and would like your support.
Planting Progress Report What Does it Mean?
There are likely a lot less acres of corn planted than traders are assuming using the Planting Progress Report!
Workshops on Dairy Risk Management
The USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency and University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting workshops on Dairy Risk Management.
SROC Annual Agronomy Field Tour
The Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca will be hosting the Annual Agronomy Field Tour Tuesday June 18, 2019.
Planting Progress Report
The Planting Progress Report showed only 83 percent of the corn and 60 percent of the beans had been planted as of last Sunday.