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.
[Listen] Jay Zielske Pioneer Too Cold to Plant Corn?
Listen to Jay Zielske Agronomist with Pioneer talk about planting corn with these cold temperatures and cold shocking the seed.
Rice County Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
The Annual Rice County Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be at the Rice County Fairgrounds on Arbor Day April 30, 2021 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
[Listen] U of M Extension Brad Carlson Nitrogen Prices & Rates
With the big increase in nitrogen prices listen to U of M Extension Educator Brad Carlson talk about nitrogen prices and rates.
Higher Profits for Ag Water Quality Certified Farms
For the second year a study done by the Minnesota State Agriculture Centers of Excellence showed farmers enrolled in the MAWQCP had higher profits.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday starting at 9:00 AM.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Another Disappointment
The close in corn and beans this week was another disappointment after the limit move higher after the USDA Acres and Stocks Report.
Emerald Ash Bore Found in Blue Earth County
The Minnesota Department of agriculture confirmed emerald ash bore was found for the first time in Blue Earth County.
What Species of Cover Crops Should You Plant?
Farmers are planting more cover crops every year, but what species should you plant?
Organic Crop Day AM Minnesota Carmen Fernholz & Diane DeWitte
Thank you to U of M Extension Educator Clair LaCanne for setting up Organic Crops Day on AM Minnesota wit Carmen Fernholz and Diane DeWitte.
MN Farm Bureau and MN State Fair Announce Century Farms for 2021
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Minnesota State Fair are recognizing 124 farms as 2021 Century Farms.