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.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday starting at 9:00 AM.
AM Minnesota Tuesday Organic Crops Day
Listen to Tuesday's Special hour long AM Minnesota Program, Organic Crops Day
[Listen] PPP Forgiven Loans Still Taxable In Minnesota
Listen to Bob Worth with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association discuss PPP forgiven loans that are not taxable on your Federal returns but are taxable in Minnesota.
Rice County Fair Executive Secretary Summarizes Plans For the July Event
Listen to Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak on today's AM Minnesota Program there, there will be a fair but what it is like depends on Minnesota regulations.
If You Have An Oak Tree, You Shouldn’t Do This During The Summer Months
You should not prune your oak trees in the months of April through July to prevent the spread of oak wilt.
Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest.
[Listen] Randolph FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Toy Auction
The Randolph FFA Alumni Association will be holding their annual meeting on Tuesday March 23, 2021 followed by the toy auction and everyone is welcome.
Moo University Dairy Webinar Fly Control Stratigies
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a free webinar on Fly Control strategies on Friday March 16, 2021 at noon.
Great News 2021 world Pork Expo In Person
This is great news, there are plans to have a normal in person World Pork Expo in June!
Ethanol Exports a Monthly Record in January
Ethanol exports for January were a monthly record according to the renewable Fuels Association.