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.
We Will Not Run Out of Bacon or Pork Chops Anytime Soon
Thursday afternoon the USDA released the Quartlery Hogs and Pigs report.
Will Beef and Pork Prices Fall Soon?
Cattle and hog processing plants are back to running at pre-COVID19 levels.
Minnesota Farmfest Canceled
IDEAg Group L.L.C., owned br the American Farm Bureau Federation anounced that Minnesota Farmfest 2020 has been canceled.
Busch Releases Limited Edition Corn Cans to Help Farmers Hit Hard by COVID-19
Busch Beer has designed a can with the image of corn on it.
Will There Be Locally Grown Apples This Year?
The frost this weekend may have done siginificant damage to local apple orchards.
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
U of M Soybean Variety Trials Released
The University of Mnnesota Extension Servce released the results of their soybean variety trials.
Tar Spot of Corn Found in Minnesota
Tar spot in corn was found for the first time in Minnesota.
Another National Leader From Minnesota
Minnesota Soybean Farmer Bill Gordon from Nobles County was elected Vice President of the American Soybean Association.
MN Corn Growers Innovation Grant Program
Minnesota Corn growers can put their conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Growers Innovation Grant Program.