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.
Farmers Share of Thanksgiving Feast 11.9 Cents Per Dollar
The National Farmers Union determined that farmers will receive 11.9 cents of every dollar spent on Thanksgiving dinner.
AFB Survey Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4 % From Last Year
The American Farm Bureau's 35th annual survrey found this years Thanksgiving Dinner cost is down 4 percent from last year.
Applications Available For Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has Applications available for Minnesota farmers that want to grow Industrial Hemp in 2021.
MDA Livestock Processing Mini-Grants
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is taking applications for the second round of Livestock Processing grants.
Halloween Blizzard of 1991
I will never forget the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
Turkey Size Matters?
The COVID 19 pandemic is still creating questions for turkey producers.
Virtual National FFA Convention
Next week the National FFA Convention will be held virtually.
Mother Nature Will Take Care of Wasps Soon
This is the time of the year when you seem to notice more activity from those stinging insects like wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. I try and ignore them because if I get stung it is a trip to the Emergency Room for steroids to get the swelling to go down...
Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread in Minnesota
Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread in Minnesota now confirmed in Carver and Sibley Counties.
[WATCH] Behold The Power of Mother Nature
The power of Mother Nature when she's angry?