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.
China Buying U.S. Beans, Corn, Pork, Beef
There were many doubts about China honoring their side of the Phase One Trade deal.
Turkey Size Matters?
The COVID 19 pandemic is still creating questions for turkey producers.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
One word best describes last week's weather, cold.
Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Nomination Forms
The Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Nomination Forms are available for the 2021 class of inductees.
Rain Gauge Reports
It was nice to see the rain Sunday night even though it is harvest time.
Another Building Destroyed at Rice County Fairgrounds?
The swine barn on the Ricr County Fairgrounds may be the next building to be replaced!
Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread in Minnesota
Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread in Minnesota now confirmed in Carver and Sibley Counties.
Minnesota’s 100-Year-Old Apple Breeding Program is One of Only Three in the Country
My guest on Today's AM Minnesota Program was Dr. David Bedford who is an apple breeder at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
U of M Extension Launches Farm Safety & Health Channel
The University of Minnesota Extension Service has launched a new Farm Safety and Health Channel.
National Coffee Day
September 29, 2020 is National Coffee Day