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.
January 2020 Cloudiest On Record
In case you noticed we had a lot of cloudy days in January.
Women in Ag Network Annual Conference
The fifth annual Women in Ag Network Conference, "Celebrating Agriculture" will be held February 4, 2020 at the Willmar Conference Center.
Better Fuel Initiative launch at MN AG Expo!
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association lauched a drive to increase regular gas from 10 ethanol to 15 percent.
Nitrogen Smart Program Tuesday in Faribault
The Nitrogen Smart program will be presented in Faribault Tuesday morning and the Nitrogen Smart Advanced Tuesday afternoon.
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
Compeer Financial Offers Scholarships
Compeer Financial's corporate giving arm Fund for Rural America has 120 scholarships available for high school seniors.
Taking Care of Christmas Poinsettias
Dr. Leonard Perry Professor at the University of Vermont has come up with an easy way to remember how to take care of your Christmas Poinsettias.
Properly Disposing of Christmas Trees and Greenery
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is recommending properly disposing of Christmas Trees and greenery to prevent the spread of insects and diseases.
Ember Days Predicting the Weather?
Christians recognize Ember Days as a way of predicting the weather.
Minnesota Corn Growers College Scholarships
The Minnesota Corn Growers are providing two $5,000 statewide scholarships for college students aspiring to become agricultural leaders.