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.
Emerald Ash Bore Found in Blue Earth County
The Minnesota Department of agriculture confirmed emerald ash bore was found for the first time in Blue Earth County.
If You Have An Oak Tree, You Shouldn’t Do This During The Summer Months
You should not prune your oak trees in the months of April through July to prevent the spread of oak wilt.
Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training webinar on Saturday March 27, 2021.
China Buys More U.S. Corn
Two days in a row this week the USDA announced China bought more than 1 Million Metric Ton of U.S. corn!
Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest.
Five MN Counties Average Over 60 Bushel Beans an Acre
In 2020 there were five Minnesota Counties that averaged over 60 bushel an acre beans with Faribault county the highest at 63.4.
U of M Extension Webinar Goat/Sheep Identification
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a free webinar on Goat/Sheep Proper Identification on Thursday March 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm.
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.
MnDOT Spring Load Restrictions Go On Tonight
MnDOT's spring load restrictions will go on tonight at midnight in thr south and southeast zones.
Today Is National Pig Day
Today is National Pig Day so why not celebrate with a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch?