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.
American Farm Bureau Recommends Changes to USDA NASS
The American Farm Bureau Federation has recommended a number of changes to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS.
AM Minnesota U of M climatologist Proof is in the Glacier?
Claire LaCanne Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County and Heidi Roop PhD the new Climatologist at the U of M were on KDHL's AM Minnesota Program Tuesday.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Grains Drop Sharply
Click on the link and listen to Gordy discuss the huger drop in corn and beans last week.
Beef It’s What’s For Dinner and Daytona Speedway
I am sure you have heard and seen the phrase Beef It's What's For Dinner and now you will be seeing it at the Daytona International Speedway!
Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 1, 2021
Applications for the Minnesota Farm Bureau's Sesquicentennial Farm Program are due March 1, 2021.
Winter Charm on the Farm at FarmAmerica Saturday
FarmAmerica located just west of Waseca will be hosting a special winter celebration Saturday called Winter Charm on the Farm.
Southcentral Winter Dairy Series
The University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Dairy Initiative will be sponsoring the Winter Dairy Series on a variet of topics.
MDA Industrial Hemp Forum
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the Industrial Hemp Forum Wednesday February 10 and Thursday February 11, 2021.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Another Great Week For Grains
Click on the link and listen to Gordy discuss the grain and livestock market action this week!
USDA Announces Additional Assistance Through CFAP 1 and CFAP 2
USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced expanded eligibility a d payments under CFAP 1 and CFAP 2 programs.