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.
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...
Minnesota’s 100-Year-Old Apple Breeding Program is One of Only Three in the Country
My guest on Today's AM Minnesota Program was Dr. David Bedford who is an apple breeder at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread in Minnesota
Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread in Minnesota now confirmed in Carver and Sibley Counties.
Dairy Farmers Donate $500,000 to Food Banks
Midwest Dairy will be donating $500,000 in dairy products to food banks.
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
How Jerry Was Almost Scammed Out of a Combine
A true story about KDHL Farm Director Jerry Groskreutz and how he was almost scammed out of a combine online!
Don’t Be This Guy – Always Read and Follow Label Directions!
The phrase always read and follow directions is well known to farmers when applying herbicides to our crops. That phrase also applies to homeowners applying herbicides to their lawn! I do not think the owner in the picture intended to kill all the grass in his front yard...