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.
More Ethanol Available In Minnesota
There are now more than 300 88 Octane (E15) and over 400 E85 refueling stations in Minnesota.
Give FFA Day Is This Week!
Next week is National FFA Week and Tuesday February 19, 2019 is the Minnesota FFA Foundation's Give FFA Day. Give FFA Day is a one day giving campaign to promote the Minnesota FFA. Donations will be accepted through the Minnesota FFA Foundation web site: www...
MDA Grants for Milk Coolers in Schools
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has $50,000 in grant funds available to help schools purchase and install milk coolers.
Thank You to the Snowplow Operators!
Snowplow operators get in their trucks when it snows, no matter if it is
3 1/2 Hours From Minneapolis to Faribault
It was a long drive from downtown Minneapolis to Faribault Friday evening.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon in Faribault
This afternoon employees and family members of the Jennie-O-Turkey store prepared a turkey dinner for the troops at the Armory in Faribault.
Dairy Farmers Offering Scholarships
Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America's Dairy Farmers.
USDA’s Food Safety Inspectors Working During Shutdown
Essentioal employees like the USDA Food Safety Inspectors are working during the government shutdown.
County FSA Offices Open Through Friday
Because there were some USDA funds available in the previous budget all Minnesota County FSA offices will be open through Friday.
2018 October and November Coldest on Record
Tom Hoverstad said this October and November were the coldest on record at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.