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.
AM Minnesota U of M climatologist Proof is in the Glacier?
Claire LaCanne Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County and Heidi Roop PhD the new Climatologist at the U of M were on KDHL's AM Minnesota Program Tuesday.
Food Prices In 2020 Largest Increase Since 2011
According the the USDA in 2020 we saw the largest increase in food prices at the grocery store since 2011.
USDA Increases Incentives For Continuous CRP Sign-Up
The USDA has increased incentive payments for conservation practices implemented on land enrolled in the Continuous CRP Porgram.
Governor Walz Goal One Million Acres In the MAWQCP
Governor Walz announced a goal of getting one million acres enrolled in the voluntary Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP.)
Jerry’s Top Five AG Stories For 2020
Listen to a special hour long AM Minnesota Tuesday, Jerry's Top Five AG Stories For 2020.
[Watch] INTEL Christmas Light Show Using Drones
You must check out this INTEL Christmas light show using drones in the night sky!
Rent a Christmas Tree?
How about this business model, a company called London Christmas Tree Rental gives people an opportunity to rent the same potted Christmas Tree every year!
Christmas Gift Ideas
If you are looking for a practical yet unique Christmas Gift idea check out the Minnesota Grown Gift Guide.
Dairy Farmers Caught in Dean Foods Bankruptcy
Dairy farmers that sold milk to Dean foods before they filed bankruptcy have received letters demanding they "refund" money they were paid for their milk!
Rice County SWCD Tree Sale
The Rice County SWCD Tree and Shrub sale is open.