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.
Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers Annual Meeting
The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers will hold their Annual Meeting on Monday March 18, 2019 at Jesse James Lanes in Northfield.
Crop Insurance the Topic on Today’s AM Minnesota Program
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Ag Analyst Kent Thiesse and the topic will be Crop Insurance.
Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded in March
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca said Sunday morning they saw a temperature of 29 below zero which was the coldest ever recorded in March.
Randolph FFA Alumni Association Toy Auction
The Randolph FFA Alumni Association will host the Annual Toy Auction Monday March 11, 2018 at the high school commons.
Was February as Cold and Snowy as it Seemed?
We set a record for snowfall in February at 30.8 inches and the temperature was 12 degrees below normal but not a record.
AM Minnesota Today Jessica Rollins With Farmamerica
My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Jessica Rollins who is the Executive Director of Farmamerica.
Money For College!
The Dakota Rice corn and soybean growers will again this year be sponsoring 2 Agriculture Future of America scholarships of at least $1,600 each.
Good Close for Corn and Beans Friday
Corn prices began last week under pressure and continued until Friday. The last few weeks corn started the week lower and by the close Friday we were back where we began the week. However, last week we saw corn struggle most of the week. At one point Friday corn was almost 5 cents lower...
Faribault Chamber of Commerce Membership Gala
It was a very enjoyable time at the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Membership Gala Saturday evening in downtown Faribault.
Major Commodity Groups Support USMCA
Four major commodity groups announced their support for the USMCA trade agreement at the Commodity Classic in Orlando Florida