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.
It was FFA Career Day At Toquam Farm
The Southern Minnesota Land Use Expo hosted an FFA Career Day at the Toquam farm by Blooming Prairie.
Shocking USDA Report
The USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report Thursday showing a lot less corn and soybean acres this year than traders thought.
Annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day
The 13th Annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day will be Tuesday at the Steele County Community Center on the Steele County Fairgrounds.
Corn and Beans Lower On China Trade Talk
Both corn and beans were lower last week because of concerns about a trade war with China.
Call To Action Changes to the RFS
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking all corn farmers call Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue saying you support the Renewable Fuel Standard.
AM Minnesota Today Farm Business Breakfast
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program will be the Farm Business Breakfast sponsored by the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.
Soil Health Workshops
The University of Minnesota will be sponsoring a Soil Health Workshop in St Charles and Owatonna.
Owatonna FFA Alumni Meeting
Supporters of Agriculture and the Owatonna FFA are forming an Alumni Association.
Day On the Dairy
The Otte family of Square Deal Dairy will be hosting an open house Sunday October 1, 2017 from 1 to 5:00 pm.
Minnesota Farmers Union in Washington D.C.
Farmers Union members from Minnesota were in Washington D.C last week for the annual National Farmers Union's Fall Legislative Fly-In. Farmers Union members were there to talk with Senators, Representatives and their staff about issues important to farmers and rural Minnesotans.