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.
Rosemount to Host U of M Corn-Soybean Weed Management Field Day Thursday
The University of Minnesota will be hosting a corn-soybean weed management field day at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center on Thursday.
[Listen] Gordy USDA Punted on July WASE Report
This morning on the July WASE Report the USDA punted on the corn and bean numbers but the wheat numbers were friendly.
Minnesota Crops Looking Good After 4 Inches of Rain Amid Severe Drought
It was eight days ago I was out to the farm with corn leans curling up and soybeans wilting, then it rained 4 inches!
[Listen] Gordy Market Recap Corn Crashes
It was a really tough week for the corn market even with tight carryover stocks for this year and next year.
Crop-Threatening Weed Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Goodhue County
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed Palmer Amaranth in our area.
[Listen] County FSA Report Many USDA Program Deadlines Soon
[Listen] Mark Ritter Steele County Farm Service Agency Director talk about many USDA program deadlines approaching including crop certification on July 15, 2021.
How Much Rain Did the Faribault Area Get Over The Weekend? It All Depended On Where You We…
The rain gauge reports from the weekend varied from .08 to 2.5 inches.
[Listen] Tom Hoverstad SROC Almost Driest June in 110 Years
June 2021 was on track to be the driest in 110 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
[Listen] Rice County Fair Talk John Dvorak and Troy Temple
Listen to today's AM Minnesota Program with Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak and Troy Temple who has a concession stand at the Rice County Fair.
What’s A Ghost Kitchen, Are They Haunted?
Ghost kitchens are probably not haunted and is is very likely you have been a customer of a ghost kitchen!