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 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. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura is working on her Ph.D. in chemistry in Michigan and Stephen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Another National Leader From Minnesota
Minnesota Soybean Farmer Bill Gordon from Nobles County was elected Vice President of the American Soybean Association.
Crop Insurance Deadline for Harvest Extended
The USDA Risk Management Agency extended the crop insurance deadline for coverage of spring planted crops beyond December 10, 2018.
MN Corn Growers Innovation Grant Program
Minnesota Corn growers can put their conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Growers Innovation Grant Program.
Minnesota’s New Biodiesel Fuel Blend From Minnesota Soybean Farmers
Starting on May 1, 2018, all diesel fuel sold in Minnesota had to be blended with 20 percent biodiesel. Take a look at the new truck showing off the fuel.
DieselSellerz Truck at Farmfest
If you are planning on attending Farmfest today or Thursday, you must stop by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council's tent. On display is the biggest pickup I have ever seen! The guys from Discovery Channel's DieselSellerz custom-made the giant pickup that is on display…
Farmers Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
This picture is another example of farmers being an environmentalist. The phrase reduce, reuse and recycle comes to mind. Mike, a coworker here at the studio, saw this picture and he thought I would like to see it. He knew I was a farmer and would know what a grain bin was and what it was norma…
Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour Near Rochester
The University of Minnesota Extension, Rochester will be sponsoring the 2017 Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour on Thursday, July 6, from 9AM to 12:30PM. The field trial location is at the intersection of Highway 14 and County 22. This is just east of the Heintz Center and the College Campus in R…
Minnesota DNR Removes 640 Stream Miles From Public Waters
Earlier this week the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it was removing 640 stream miles from the public waters inventory. Actually, that was done about three months ago, but it became news this week when some environmental groups filed an appeal with the DNR...
Cell Phones Are Alive!
A while back both Louise and I got new fancy iPhones. It is handy to be able to check emails from anywhere and it is much easier to send a text message than on a flip phone. I am sure the cell phones have a lot of capabilities that we not learned yet...
Cover Crop Soil Health Tour in Mower County
The Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Cover Crop Champion / Soil Health Team Tour on Friday, May 26. Registration is at 9AM in the east parking lot at the Riverland Community College in Austin. Bus transportation will be provided to the farms...