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.
Frost Damaged Corn
Last Tuesday morning it was 28 degrees whwn I got to the studio and it was a little corn for my corn too.
Farmers Prepare for Coronavirus Assistance From USDA
Farmers should begin gathering information to sign up for the USDA's Coronavirus Assistance Program.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Cool and dry pretty well describes last weeks weather.
Look What I Found In My Corn Field
Where did this big rock I found in my corn field come from?
First Half Real Estate Taxes Due Today
Don't forget to get the first half of your real estate taxes in the mail today!
State FFA Convention Next Week Virtually
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Minnesota State FFA Convention next week will be held virtually.
Farm Bill 2019 PLC and ARC-CO Payments
Under the new Farm Bill it appears many farmers will receive a PLC payment for corn and an ARC-CO payment for beans.
Pay Pork Producers For Pigs Euthanized Because of COVID-19?
According to 14 U.S. Senators the next COVID-19 relief bill should include indemnity money for pork producers that had to euthanize some of their pigs.
AM Minnesota Today Information For Pork Producers
My guests on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Swine Specialist Diane DeWitte U of M Extension and Claire LaCanne Ex. Ed in Rice and Steele County.
Corn and Beans Edge Higher last Week
Both corn and beans managed to close slightly higher last week.