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.
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
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Warm and dry can be used to describe the first few days of fall.
Pre-Harvest Considerations In Corn Webinar
Jeff Coulter University of Minnesota Extension corn agronomist will be hosting a webinar on Pre-Harvest considerations in corn.
Screening For Herbicide Resistant Weeds
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will screen your escape weeds for herbicide resistance free!
Noxious Weed/Invasive Plant Grants
Counties, municipalities, weed management entities and tribal governments can apply for grants to control noxious weeds and invasive plants.
[Listen] Spindler Family Steele County Farm Family of the Year
The Spindler Family Eugene, Marion and son Dale have been recognized as this year's Steele County University of Minnesota Farm Family of the year.