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.
Older Tractors More Valuable Than When They Were New?
Many 40 to 50 year old tractors are worth more than when they were new!
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
Soil Health Scholarships Available
The Minnesota Office for Soil Health is offering scholarships to farmers planting cover crops and using reduced tillage.
Compeer Financial Offers Scholarships
Compeer Financial's corporate giving arm Fund for Rural America has 120 scholarships available for high school seniors.
Market’s Holiday Trading Schedule
The grain and livestock futures markets close at the normal timne today and will reopen the usual time Thursday morning.
Taking Care of Christmas Poinsettias
Dr. Leonard Perry Professor at the University of Vermont has come up with an easy way to remember how to take care of your Christmas Poinsettias.
Top 5 Ag Stories of 2019
The topic on Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program will be my Top 5 Ag Stories of 2019.
Properly Disposing of Christmas Trees and Greenery
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is recommending properly disposing of Christmas Trees and greenery to prevent the spread of insects and diseases.
Winter Truck Load Increases Begin Today
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that the winter truck load increases begin today in the south frost zone.
I assume frozen water crystals in the air were reflecting the light straight up to the sky at the Rice County Highway building.