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.
USDA Acres Report Friday?
The USDA Acres Report took the corn market down the limit Friday.
Tri-City United Area FFA Alumni Truck and Tractor Pull
The Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Truck and Tractor pull Sunday at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center.
Special Afternoon AM Minnesota Today
Today I will be hosting a special afternoon AM Minnesota Program in Elysian to talk about their 4th of July Celebration.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
The cool weather continued last week but at least precipitation was below normal so farmers could get herbicide applications applied.
Minnesota’s Nitrogen Regulations Became Effective
Earlier this week Minnesota's new Nitrogen Regulations went into effect.
AM Minnesota Today Fair Talk 2019
John Dvorak Rice County Fair Manager will be on today's AM Minnesota program along with Claire LaCanne and Teresa DeMars who have special activities lined up for the Conservation Building.
Corn and Beans Mark Time Last Week?
It seemed like the corn and bean markets were just taking a wait and see approach last week as there are a lot of market moving reports out this week.
Small Grain Plot Tour Today Update
If it is raining today the University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Tour will be moved inside the RCTC Heintz Center in Rochester.
Seeking Students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture
The Minnesota 4-H and Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association are seeking college students to speak up for animal agriculture at the Minnesota State Fair.
Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour
The University of Minnesota Rochester Regional Extension office will be hosting a Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour on Wednesday July 3, 2019.