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] Tom Hoverstad SROC August Weather
Listen to Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca discuss the August 2022 weather.
Soil Function Field Day Friday
Everyone is welcome to attend the free Soil Function Field Day Friday at Brent Fuch's Farm by Fox Lake in Northern Rice County.
(Listen) Rachel Rynda 69th Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Rachel Ryndia the 19 year old daughter of Francis and Theresa Ryndia from Montgomery was crowned the 69th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Golf Outing
The Rice County Pork Producers will be hosting the Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Golf Outing Tuesday August 23, 2022 at the Montgomery National Golf Club.
Have You Ever Used a Fire Extinguisher On a Real Fire?
Would you know how to use a fire extinguisher on a real fire? Farmers and ag professionals are invited to a farm safety demonstration Wednesday in Faribault.
MDA at Farmfest Grants, Loans, Gun Locks, Ag Weather Station
While you are at Farmfest, stop by the MDA booth and sign up for the Ag Weather Station Network, information on loans, grants and get a free gun lock.
Gordy USDA July Report Grains Sharply Lower [Listen]
July USDA Report, corn and bean production lower, warmer and drier than normal in the forecast and still grains are sharply lower.
Randolph FFA Advisor Ed terry Retirement
Randolph FFA Advisor Ed terry Retirement Party was held Saturday afternoon at St Marks Lutheran Church by Randolph.
[Listen] Gordy USDA Acres and Grain Stocks Report
The USDA released the Planted Acres and Grain Stocks and Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said most of the numbers were negative.
[Listen] Farmers Eligible for MN Frontline Worker Pay Program?
Are farmers eligible for Minnesota's Frontline Worker Pay Program even though they did not work with a lot of people during the COVID 19 pandemic?