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 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. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children. Laura is working on her Ph.D. in chemistry in Michigan and Stephen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
E- 85 Day at Community Coop in Faribault Thursday
On Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Community Coop in Faribault will be selling E-85 for 85 cents a gallon off the normal priced during E-85 Day.
Southern Research and Outreach Center Waseca Open House
Everyone is welcome to attend the open house at the Southern Research and Outreach Center open house this Thursday.
Hamming It Up At The Pork Stand at Defeat of Jesse James Days
The Randolph FFA Alumni Association were working at the Pork Stand Saturday evening in Northfield at the Defeat of Jesse James Days.
State Fair 4-H Swine Show
It was fun Friday to help with the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Swine Show.
Steele County Fair KDHL Ag Ambassador of the Year
The Steele County Free Fair KDHL Ag Ambassador of the Year and two finalists were honored Saturday evening at the Steele County Fair.
Curt Becher Retires From Community Coop
Today was Curt Becher's last day at Community Coop Oil Association in Faribault.
AT&T Donates $25,000 to Minnesota FFA Foundation
On Wednesday morning AT&T donated $25,000 to the Minnesota FFA Foundation to support its career exploration and development program.
Farm Family of the Year at Farmfest
About 80 county Farm Families of the year will be honored at Farmfest Thursday afternoon.
Tractors Needed at Farmamerica Fall Festival
Farmamerica needs old tractors for their 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Festival.
Biodiesel Semi Race at Elko Speedway
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council will be sponsoring Biodiesel Semi races at the Elko Speedway on Saturday August 25, 2018.