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.
Don’t Plant Those Seeds You Received In the Mail
The USDA reported in a news release that some people in the United States received unsolicited seed packages from China.
Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo
With most county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair canceled a group of volunteers have organized the Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo.
Palmer Amaranth Found in Minnesota Again
Palmer Amaranth was found in Minnesota again, this time in Winona County.
Forage Shortage Due to COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to get more forage available for livestock producers.
Corn Knee High By the 4th of July?
The old standard that corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July" does not really apply with today's corn genetics and farming practicies!
Too Much Rain!
Rain guage report from New Trier, 7.5 inches!
Tonight There Will Be A Parade In Kevin Estrem’s Honor
Everyone is welcome to drive in the parade to honor Kevin Estrem this evening at 6:30 in Dennison.
We Will Not Run Out of Bacon or Pork Chops Anytime Soon
Thursday afternoon the USDA released the Quartlery Hogs and Pigs report.
[Listen] If You Like to Eat You Need pollinators
This is National Pollinator Week.
Watch Out For Poison Hemlock
Poison Hemlock has been found in Rice and Goodhue County, it has Poison in it's name for a reason!