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.
Everyone is Welcome at the Pork Producers Oinker Open Tuesday
Everyone is welcome to golf at the Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Tuesday sponsored by the Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers and Rice County Pork Producers.
MN Commodity Broker Says The Market Is Ignoring The Hot and Dry Conditions
How is it possible for the grain markets to ignore hot and dry weather with more in the forecast stressing corn during pollination?
Cheated to Stop Steiger at Rice County Fair Tractor Pull
It was a unique Truck and Tractor Pull Saturday at the rice County Fair, they cheated trying to stop this Steiger!
Rice County 4-H Livestock Auction Saturday Morning
The Rice County 4-H Livestock Auction begins Saturday morning with a complimentary buyers breakfast at 8:30 in the 4-H building on the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Rice County Ag Hall of Fame Wednesday at Rice County Fair
Everyone is invited to the free breakfast Wednesday morning at the Rice County Fair and the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Program will begin at 9:30.
Latest Grain and Livestock Market Action is Hard to Believe
Minnesota Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz said the latest grain market action just does not "add up" given the weather and how tight grain stocks are.
You Know What a Man Cave Is, But What Is A Men’s Shed?
I had an idea of what a Man Cave was but I had never heard of a Men's Shed?
Will Minnesotans See a Propane and Fuel Shortage This Fall?
Have you booked your diesel fuel for this fall and propane for corn drying? Remember you can also book propane for the winter heating season too. Hopefully you have at least talked with your supplier and are watching prices? Diesel fuel and propane prices are quite a bit higher than last year, but h…
Is Southern Minnesota’s Drought Over Where You Live? Wednesday Rain Gauge Reports From The…
Drought is defined as "when precipitation drops below 75 percent of normal precipitation over a period of time," so, is the drought over where you live?
Southern Minnesota Farmers Need to Know Their Legal Rights
With Pipeline Foods LLC's Chapter 12 Bankruptcy filing farmers that delivered grain in the last 10 days need to seek legal help IMMEDIATELY!