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 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. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura is working on her Ph.D. in chemistry in Michigan and Stephen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
October National Pork Month
In recognition of National Pork Month the Minnesota Pork Board produced a documentary Meat of the North.
President Trump’s E 15 Announcement
President Trump orders the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the rule making process to allow E15 ethanol blends year round.
A Surprise In Our Hotel Room!
The night after Laura's wedding we went back to our hotel room and found a number of teenage girls in it.
Will Dicamba Registration be Renewed For 2019?
The Federal EPA is scheduled to announce in October if dicamba will be registered for 2019.
Trade War Aid For Soybean Growers?
There is talk that very soon the USDA will announce an aid package to soybean growers of $1.65 a bushel.
State Fair 4-H Swine Show
It was fun Friday to help with the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Swine Show.
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church Tractor Pull
The Blooming Grove United Methodist Church in rural Waseca County will be hosting a Tractor Pull on Saturday September 8, 2018.
Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show
The 45th Annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show will be this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their show 6 miles east of Le Sueur.grounds
Soybean Aphids Increasing
I have noticed a lot of sprayers in soybean fields the last week or so. Yes, the weather has been very conducive for aphids. In some fields populations have exploded to threshold levels. That is all soybean growers needed with low process, more expenses...
Steele County Free Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
The Steele County Livestock Hall of Fame Program was held Tuesday afternoon in the Livestock Show Arena on the Steele County Fairgrounds.