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.
Gardening in Minnesota Can Lower Stress and Improve Wellbeing
A new study indicates "gardening just two or three times a week maximized the benefits of beeter wellbeing and lower stress levels."
MN Farm Bureau and MN State Fair Announce Century Farms for 2021
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Minnesota State Fair are recognizing 124 farms as 2021 Century Farms.
Ethanol Exports a Monthly Record in January
Ethanol exports for January were a monthly record according to the renewable Fuels Association.
Will 30 Degrees Below Zero Reduce Insect Populations?
Will these really cold temperatures reduce some of the insects overwintering in the topsoil?
Food Prices In 2020 Largest Increase Since 2011
According the the USDA in 2020 we saw the largest increase in food prices at the grocery store since 2011.
Rent a Christmas Tree?
How about this business model, a company called London Christmas Tree Rental gives people an opportunity to rent the same potted Christmas Tree every year!
Buy a Real Christmas Tree This Year?
On average around 60 percent of households but a real Christmas Tree each year.
Getting a 10 Point Buck Means a Successful Deer Hunt?
You would think bagging a 10 point buck during the Minnesota firearms deer season would be a successful hunt, maybe not?
Can This Stretch of Nice Weather Be Called an Indian Summer?
This stretch of nice weather can be called an Indian Summer according to the National Weather Service and the Farmers Almanc.
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...