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.
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.
Minnesota Soybean Growers Truck
This truck was at the Rice County Fair on Thursday. When I told fair visitors I owned the truck they were a little skeptical.
Free Breakfast Thursday at the Faribault American Legion
Everyone is welcome at the free Town Square Media Farmer Appreciation Breakfast Thursday morning at the Faribault American Legion.
The Dilemma Facing Soybean Growers This Year
Because of all the rain soybean growers are having a tough time controlling weeds.
Farmer Appreciation Breakfast
The annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 9:30 am at the American Legion in Faribault on Thursday June 28, 2018.