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.
We Had An Uninvited Guest In Our Home
This bat decided it maybe needed a new home and moved into our house.
Amy Kyllo 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Wednesday evening at the Minnesota State Fair Amy Kyllo from Byron was crowned the 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Wayne and Betty Kubicek Family Cattle Haven
The Wayne and Betty Kubicek Family Cattle Haven on the Steele County Fairgrounds was designed and build in about 4 months.
Soybean Gall Midge in Minnesota Soybeans
A never before identified species of Soybean Gall Midge has been found in Minnesota.
Goodhue County 4-H Livestock Auction
The annual Goodhue County 4-H Livestock Auction was held this morning at the Goodhue County Fair.
Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers Plot Day
The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers will be hosting their Plot Day on Tuesday August 20, 2019 at the Mike and Kay Peterson Farm.
Working With Your Neighbors
My neighbor is injecting hog manure before I will be planting a cover crop.
Industrial Hemp at Farmfest
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will have a plot of Industrial Hemp at Farmfest.
NASS Crop Progress Report
The real story with the weekly Crop Progress Report is just how far behind normal the corn and soybean crops are.
The Corn is Tasseling
This afternoon I went out to the farm to check my crops. It was a little exciting because I had not been out there since Monday afternoon. The rest of the week I was a little busy at the Rice County Fair. I was a bit concerned because my computer said the farm received around 3 inches of rain plus t…