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.
Second Half Farm Real Estate Taxes Due Today
Remember to send the second half of your real estate taxes today or you will have to pay a late fee.
Tri-City United Horse Evaluation Team at National FFA Convention
The Tri-City United Horse Evaulation Team placed 16th at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
Randolph FFA Corn Drive For Camp Courage Today
The Randolph FFA will be holding their Corn Drive for Camp Courage today.
John Deere Time Capsule at FFA Convention
This John Deere Time Capsule was on display at the National FFA Convention in recognition of John Deere Supporting the National FFA Foundation for 75 years.
Assessing Tornado and Storm Damage
The University of Minnesota will be conducting an economic impact study of the tornadoes and storms that hit Rice County.
More Than 65,000 Expected at National FFA Convention
More than 65,000 FFA members and guests will be at the National FFA Convection next week in Indianapolis Indiana.
Minnesota House Candidates Forum
The Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance sponsored a Minnesota House Candidates Forum Thursday evening at the Milton Town Hall.
Farmers Frustration With The Weather Continues
It appears I will not be combining beans anytime soon!
A Surprise In Our Hotel Room!
The night after Laura's wedding we went back to our hotel room and found a number of teenage girls in it.
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.