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.
See You at the Rice County Fair
I sure hope a lot of folks stop by our booth at the Rice County Fair.
Farmer Appreciation Breakfast
The annual Farmer Appreciation Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 9:30 am at the American Legion in Faribault on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Free Dad’s Belgian Waffles Saturday Morning!
The Rice County American Dairy Association will be serving free breakfast Saturday morning.
Rice County Fair Announcement On AM Minnesota Today?
John Dvorak the Rice County Fair manager will be on AM Minnesota today and hinted there would be some type of big announcement.
Corn and Beans Hold Last Week
Even with the USDA report and China trade war talk in the background corn and beans were about unchanged last week.
Corn Growers Call to Action
Minnesota Corn Growers are asked to call the White House and tell President Trump you support the RFS.
Claremont Man Wins The Grand Prize at the NA Farm and Power Show!
Dan Hedberg from Claremont won the Grand Prize at the North American Farm and Power Show sponsored by Miners Outdoor & Rec in Blooming Prairie.
AM Minnesota Today Farm Business Breakfast
The topic on today's AM Minnesota program will be the Farm Business Breakfast sponsored by the Faribault Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.
Cannon River Stem School Visit
Wednesday morning Brent Fuchs and I visited the third grade class at the Cannon River Stem School to talk with the kids about agriculture and how their food ends up at the grocery store.
See You Tuesday at Crops Day
I hope to see a lot of farmers and agronomists at the annual Rice and Steele County Crops Day Tuesday in the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds.