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.
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.
Minnesota Soybean Growers Truck
This truck was at the Rice County Fair on Thursday. When I told fair visitors I owned the truck they were a little skeptical.
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.