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.
CAUTION: Black Corn Dust is Dangerous
The black dust flying off the corn head is caused by a fungus and it can cause pneumonia if you breath it.
Carbon Sequestration and the Income it May Generate For Farmers
Listen to Warren Formo Executive Director at Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center discuss water quality and the Carbon Sequestration Program.
No DEF & Take Pollution Equipment Off Tier 4 Diesel Engine
The Minnesota Corn Research and & Promotion Council has invested in Clear Flame Technology that can convert a diesel engine to run on E-85 ethanol.
MN State Fair Youth Scholarship Winners From Our Area
Today the Minnesota State Fair announced the recipients of the Minnesota State Fair Scholarship Program, a number of the winners were from our area!
Did You Know That More Corn = More Humidity? Thanks Corn Sweat!
When you drive through southern Minnesota or northern Iowa at this time of the year you see field after field of corn 7 or 8 feet tall, can it make you sweat?
Latest Grain and Livestock Market Action is Hard to Believe
Minnesota Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz said the latest grain market action just does not "add up" given the weather and how tight grain stocks are.
Will Minnesotans See a Propane and Fuel Shortage This Fall?
Have you booked your diesel fuel for this fall and propane for corn drying? Remember you can also book propane for the winter heating season too. Hopefully you have at least talked with your supplier and are watching prices? Diesel fuel and propane prices are quite a bit higher than last year, but how high is high...
You Know What a Man Cave Is, But What Is A Men’s Shed?
I had an idea of what a Man Cave was but I had never heard of a Men's Shed?
Southern Minnesota Farmers Need to Know Their Legal Rights
With Pipeline Foods LLC's Chapter 12 Bankruptcy filing farmers that delivered grain in the last 10 days need to seek legal help IMMEDIATELY!
Minnesota Crops Looking Good After 4 Inches of Rain Amid Severe Drought
It was eight days ago I was out to the farm with corn leans curling up and soybeans wilting, then it rained 4 inches!