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!
4-H Hilton at Minnesota State Fair Needs Your Help
The 4-H Building (4-H Hilton) at the Minnesota State Fair needs a new steam table, dishwasher and commercial ovens BEFORE the State Fair!
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.
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!