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.
Too Much Rain!
Rain guage report from New Trier, 7.5 inches!
[Listen] Great Week For Corn and Beans
Thanks to the USDA Planted Acres Report it was a great week for corn and beans even though corn backed off going into the 4th of July weekend.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Very warm and wet pretty well describes last weeks weather.
Virtual National FFA Convention and Expo
The National FFA Organization announced that the 2020 National FFA Convention and Expo will be held virtually.
Tonight There Will Be A Parade In Kevin Estrem’s Honor
Everyone is welcome to drive in the parade to honor Kevin Estrem this evening at 6:30 in Dennison.
We Will Not Run Out of Bacon or Pork Chops Anytime Soon
Thursday afternoon the USDA released the Quartlery Hogs and Pigs report.
SROC Virtual Agronomy Field Tour
The Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca will host a virtual Agronomy Field Tour on July 1, 2020.
Will Beef and Pork Prices Fall Soon?
Cattle and hog processing plants are back to running at pre-COVID19 levels.
[Listen] Gordy Weekly Recap Good Week For Grains
The gains were not large but it was the seventh week in a row corn has closed higher.
Watch Out For Poison Hemlock
Poison Hemlock has been found in Rice and Goodhue County, it has Poison in it's name for a reason!