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.
Dicambia Use Deadline Not Extended by MDA
The Minnesota Soybean Growers request for a Dicambia use extension was denied by the MDA.
Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association Tractor Pull
The Tri-City United FFA Alumni Association will be sponsoring a tractor pull and would like your support.
Planting Progress Report What Does it Mean?
There are likely a lot less acres of corn planted than traders are assuming using the Planting Progress Report!
Upcoming Workshops In Our Area On Dairy Risk Management
The USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency and University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting workshops on Dairy Risk Management.
Congress Passes Disaster Aid Bill
Congress finally passed a disaster aid bill that has $5.1 billion for agriculture assistance.
It Was Still A Good Week for Corn and Beans
Even though corn and beans closed lower Friday it was still a very good week.
Thank a Farmer for What They Do
This is a tough time for farmers with many important decisions to be made..
Area Farmers Struggling To Get Crops Planted
Looking at the calander, how wet the fields are, and the forecast there is no question some farmers will be forced to take the Prevented Plant option with crop insurance.
Swap Meet and Flea Market This Weekend
The Annual Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club's Swap Meet and Flea Market will be this weekend.
What A Week For Corn Prices!
From the low last Monday to Friday morning to the close Friday afternoon corn gained about 40 cents a bushel.