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.
Rain Delays Planting Again, Maybe the Rain Was Okay? [Listen]
Farmers that have corn and soybeans to plant were disappointed with the rain yesterday, however, they were likely pleased that they did receive a rain too?
Flea Market, Plant Sale, Farmers Market In Faribault Saturday
Saturday there will be a Flea Market, Plant Sale, Farmers Market and Food Trucks on the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault.
Baby Animals & Ag/FFA Day at Bethlehem Academy In Faribault
Thursday the Bethlehem Academy Ag/FFA members hosted a Baby Animals and Ag Day for over 300 students!
U of M Strategic Farming Field Notes Register Now
The University of Minnesota Strategic Farming Field Notes is designed for farmers and ag professional as a way to answer crop related questions in real time.
Tom Hoverstad SROC April Weather Record Miserable [Listen]
Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca said we can't say on the radio the description of our April 2022 weather!
MN Broker Markets Got Jittery Late Friday as DOW Dropped
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said the grain and livestock markets "got jittery" later on Friday when the U.S. stock market began selling off.
Spring Field Work Still On Hold Jay Zielske [Listen]
Farmers in the upper-Midwest are waiting for warm sunshine to get into the fields and plant the 2022 crop!
Congratulations! Emma Kuball From W-E-M Elected New Minnesota FFA President
Emma Kubal from the Waterville Elysian Morristown FFA Chapter was elected President of the Minnesota FFA at the 93rd State FFA Convention.
Area FFA Members Recognized at MN State FFA Convention
FFA members from area Chapters were recognized with a number of awards at the 93rd Minnesota State FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota.
MN Broker Corn Highest Level Since 2012 Gordy [Listen]
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said corn hit the highest level since 2012 before setting back at the end of the week.