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.
SROC Weekly Weather and Crop Update HOT and DRY
Finally today I read the Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca, I did not realize how HOT it was!
Frost Damaged Corn Memorial Day Weekend
This corn in a low spot next to the road ditch was hit by the frost Memorial Day Weekend.
USDA Appoints MN Pork Producer to the National Pork Board
The United States Department of Agriculture appointed Minnesota Pork Producer from Easton Dale Stevermer to the National Pork Board.
[Listen] Now is a good Time to control Wild Parsnip
Wild parsnip is a nasty aggressive weed than can cause severe burns and now is a good time to control it.
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.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Much Better Than Last Week
After the huge sell off corn and beans found support this last week.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update From SROC
The Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca showed this was the seventh week in a row drier than normal.
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."
Not so “Whacky” 454 Farmers Plan to Grow Hemp in MN
The USDA has approved Minnesota's revised hemp plan and 454 farmers have applied for a license to grow industrial hemp in 2021.