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.
Tell Your Conservation Story
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is asking soybean farmers to tell their conservation story.
Commodity Prices Were Lower Last Week
It was fairly quiet in the corn market last week but corn managed to gain 3 to 5 cents a bushel. The dollar index continued to work lower which make our corn prices more competitive on the world market. Corn export sales on Thursday were a marketing year high plus there were a couple daily sales ann…
AM Minnesota Today Midwest Dairy at the Superbowl
The topic on today's AM Minnesota Program will be event at the Super Bowl and Minnesota Dairy Farmers.
DieselSellerz Biodiesel Truck at MN AG Expo
This truck was built by the Discovery Channel's DieselSellerz for the Minnesota Soybean and Research Council to promote biodiesel.
Planning For the Winter Storm
For most people the forecast of a major winter storm requires a little planning. Make sure you have groceries and other errands done so you can stay at home and drive as little as possible. If you have a long drive and absolutely have to be at work go early and stay in a hotel...
Day On the Dairy
The Otte family of Square Deal Dairy will be hosting an open house Sunday October 1, 2017 from 1 to 5:00 pm.
Faribault Farmers Market Family Day Saturday
The Faribault Farmers Market is held in downtown Faribault at Central Park. The Farmers Market and all the activities will be going on Saturday morning from 7:00 am until noon.
Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show This Weekend
The 43rd Annual Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show is this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their show grounds 3 miles south of Northfield on Highway 3.
DieselSellerz Truck at Farmfest
If you are planning on attending Farmfest today or Thursday, you must stop by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council's tent. On display is the biggest pickup I have ever seen! The guys from Discovery Channel's DieselSellerz custom-made the giant pickup that is on display…
Farmamerica Tractor Drive
On Saturday, August 5, Farmamerica will host the seventh annual Classic Tractor Ride. The ride will be staged at Farmamerica and will leave at 8:30AM Saturday. The Tractor Ride will be 54 miles long through Northeastern Waseca County on rural paved roads...