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.
Advancing Ag Webinar, Smart Manure Management
The South West Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton will be hosting a Smart Manure Management webinar on Wednesday March 24, 2021.
Today Is National Pig Day
Today is National Pig Day so why not celebrate with a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch?
MnDOT Ending Winter Load Increases
MnDOT will be ending the winter load increases on Wednesday March 3. 2021 at 12:01 Am and that means very soon spring spring road restrictions will be going on!
U of M Extension 2021 Farm Resource Guide
The 2021 Farm Resource Guide is now available from the University of Minnesota Extension Service for $25.
Vegetable Gardens In Danger This Spring?
If you do not have your garden seed ordered or purchased for this spring maybe you should as soon as possible.
MAELC Grants for Agricultural Education In Minnesota
The Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC) is now accepting grant applications for agricultural education in Minnesota.
Ag Markets Closed Today In Observance of President’s Day
The ag markets here in the United States will be closed today in observance of President's Day but remember the rest of the world will be trading today.
Will 30 Degrees Below Zero Reduce Insect Populations?
Will these really cold temperatures reduce some of the insects overwintering in the topsoil?
Crop Insurance Corn and Bean Spring Prices Good News?
The spring crop insurance prices for corn and beans are determined in February and so far it is looking much better that the last few years.
How Bearish Was the USDA February WASE Report?
The USDA projected the tightest corn stocks to use ration in 7 years and beans the lowest in history.