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.
A True Story: Local Radio Host Almost Scammed By Text Message
If it seems strange or unusual ask someone before you lose thousands of dollars!
Tar Spot of Corn Found in Minnesota
Tar spot in corn was found for the first time in Minnesota.
It Was A Good Week Last Week for Corn and Bean Prices
Both corn and beans closed higher last week thanks to the USDA's Quarterly Stocks report.
MDA Grants for Updates to Livestock Operations
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has grants available for livestock producers to upgrade their operations.
Be Sure To Measure Your Bins Before You Co-Mingle Grains
If you are going to commingle old crop and new crop grain be sure to measure your bin first!
White Mold Affecting Local Soybeans
Those black areas of dead soybeans in this field were likely caused by white mold.
Palmer Amaranth Found in Minnesota Again
Palmer Amaranth was found in Minnesota again, this time in Houston County.
Cover Crops Are Growing
Even though these cover crops were planted the last week of August they are growing nicely.
48th Annual Crop Production Field Day
Everyone is welcome at the 48th Annual Crop Production Field Day Tuesday morning just south of Clarks Grove on County Road 45.
Princess Kay of the Milky Way
The Princess Kay of the Milky Program is very popular in Minnesota.