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.
Southern Research & Outreach Center Agronomy Field Tour
The Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca will be holding the annual Agronomy Field Tour on Tuesday June 22, 2021.
Rice County Steam & Gas Engine’s MN Military Days This Weekend
The Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club will be hosting the 12th Annual Military Days this weekend.
USDA Wants to Increase Acres in the Conservation Reserve Program
The USDA has announced incentives to try and get more acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program.
Rice County Steam & Gas Engine Swap Meet & Flea Market
The Twenty Second Annual Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club Swap Meet and Flea Market will be this weekend on their showgrounds on Highway 3 just south of Northfield.
Steele County ADA Box Lunch Banquet
The Steele County American Dairy Association held a Box Lunch Banquet at the Foundation Building on the Steele County Fairgrounds.
Jerry is Not Guilty (this time)
I thought you would chuckle about my parking ticket, guess you should not be considerate of others?
Gardening Lowers Stress and Improves Wellbeing
A new study indicates "gardening just two or three times a week maximized the benefits of beeter wellbeing and lower stress levels."
Minnesota Apples Survive Cold Temperatures
Even though temperatures in the Faribault area dropped to 27 degrees the apple blossoms were not damaged.
Minnesota Apples Wiped Out Tonight?
I am sure Minnesota's apple orchard owners are very concerned about the frost warnings for early tomorrow morning.
Virtual State FFA Convention This Week
The Minnesota State FFA Convention interviews from area Chapters will be on KDHL this week.