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.
How Many Items For Your Thanksgiving Feast Were Grown In MN?
Agriculture is very diverse in Minnesota, in fact almost all the food for your Thanksgiving feast is grown in Minnesota!
Farm Bureau’s Annual Survey Says Thanksgiving Meal Costs Up 14 Percent
According to the American Farm Bureau's 36th annual survey the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving feast is up 14 percent this year.
Market Schedule For Thanksgiving
The CME has announced the grain and livestock trading schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Soil Management Summit in Mankato
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting the Soil Management Summit December 14 and 15, 2021 in Mankato.
Do You Have a Plan for Your Farm Transition and Estate?
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be presenting a webinar series on introductory farm transition and estate planning.
A View From The Farm Broadcast Convention In Kansas City
We had a safe trip to Kansas City for the Farm Broadcasters Convention.
EPA To Decide On Popular Herbicide’s Availability
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency may take one of the most popular herbicides in history off the market!
MDA Advises Farmers With Ties to Pipeline Foods File a Claim
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers who have not received payment for grain or had grain stored at Pipeline Foods Facilities file a claim.
Watch Out Kansas City Here I come!
Wednesday Morning I will be driving down to Kansas City for the Farm Broadcasters Convention.
Did You Miss National Pickle Day?
The term Pickle comes from the Dutch word pekle which means brine.