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.
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.
Taking Care of Christmas Poinsettias
Dr. Leonard Perry Professor at the University of Vermont has come up with an easy way to remember how to take care of your Christmas Poinsettias.
Thanksgiving Was Not Always the Fourth Thursday in November
It was not until Congress acted in 1941 that Thanksgiving was observed on the fourth Thursday in November every year.
Thanksgiving Dinner Cost
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey, the Thanksgiving Dinner cost is about $5.00 per person.
Why Evergreen Trees Don’t Drop Leaves like Other Trees
I have lived in Minnesota all my life and I never questioned why evergreen trees do not drop their leaves like other trees.
That is How You Harvest Beans!
Saturday morning driving out to the farm I saw these three combines ready to harvest beans as soon as they were dry enough!
Farmamerica Tractor Drive
On Saturday, August 5, Farmamerica will host the seventh annual Classic Tractor Ride. The ride will be staged at Farmamerica and will leave at 8:30AM Saturday. The Tractor Ride will be 54 miles long through Northeastern Waseca County on rural paved roads...
Steam and Gas Engine Swap Meet and Flea Market in Dundas
The 18th annual Rice County Steam and Gas Engines Swap Meet and Flea Market is this Saturday and Sunday. The gates will be open both days from 5AM to 6PM. The consignment auction will be Saturday morning at 9AM, the tractor pull Sunday morning at 9AM...
Farmers Upset Over Proposed Mowing Law
Farmers are hearing a lot in the news about the proposed law requiring that landowners will have to apply for a permit to mow the road ditch along state highways. In addition, mowing would not be permitted during the primary nesting season...