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.
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!
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!
Crop-Threatening Weed Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Goodhue County
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed Palmer Amaranth in our area.
[Listen] County FSA Report Many USDA Program Deadlines Soon
[Listen] Mark Ritter Steele County Farm Service Agency Director talk about many USDA program deadlines approaching including crop certification on July 15, 2021.
What’s A Ghost Kitchen, Are They Haunted?
Ghost kitchens are probably not haunted and is is very likely you have been a customer of a ghost kitchen!
[Listen] Watch out for Japanese Beetles and Jumping Worms
Listen to U of M Extension Educator Mercedes Moffett talk about two invasive pests homeowners should watch out for, Japanese Beetles and Jumping Worms.
June 2021 is On Track to Be the Driest Month in Minnesota in 110 Years
With only 6 days left in June 2021, it sure appears it will be the driest in 110 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca!
Tires Made From Soybeans Donated to Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.
The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers donated a set of Goodyear's soy-based Eagle Enforcer All Weather tires to the Rice County Sheriff's Department.
SROC Weekly Weather and Crop Update HOT and DRY
Finally today I read the Weekly Weather and Crop Update from the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca, I did not realize how HOT it was!