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.
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.
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.