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.
See the Men’s Underwear at the Rice County Fair
While you are at the Rice County Fair be sure to stop in at the Conservation Building.
Tri-City United Area FFA Alumni Truck and Tractor Pull
The Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Truck and Tractor pull Sunday at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center.
SROC Annual Agronomy Field Tour
The Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca will be hosting the Annual Agronomy Field Tour Tuesday June 18, 2019.
Not All the Corn Will Get Planted
Looking at the calander, how wet the fields are, and the forecast there is no question some farmers will be forced to take the Prevented Plant option with crop insurance.
Swap Meet and Flea Market This Weekend
The Annual Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club's Swap Meet and Flea Market will be this weekend.
How Much Worse Can it Get?
Every day last week I get thinking how much worse can corn and bean prices get?
Minnesota Grown Directory Available
The 2019 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available featuring 1,023 members from all across Minnesota.
Farmer Input Needed For E15
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking farmers to email the EPA supporting E15.
Illegal Pork Products Seized at U.S. Port
The U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection seized a very large shipment of illegal pork products from China.
MDA Disaster Loans Available
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Rural Finance Authority has zero percent Disaster Loans available for farmers that saw losses due to the heavy snow.