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.
I assume frozen water crystals in the air were reflecting the light straight up to the sky at the Rice County Highway building.
What A Huge Turn Out At Kevin Estrem’s Benefit Saturday
Not that I was surprised as there was a very large crowd at the Kevin Estrem Benefit Saturday evening.
Faribault Winterfest Parade Grand Marshal Gordy Kosfeld
KDHL News and Sports Director Gordy Kosfeld named Faribault Winterfest Parade Grand Marshal.
Benefit For Kevin Estrem This Saturday at the Northfield Ballroom
Therer will be a benefit for Rice County farmer from Nerstrand Saturday evening at the Northfield Ballroom.
Check Your Grain Bins
With all the cool damp weather this fall we are already seeing moisture migration in grain bins.
Thanksgiving Was Not Always the Fourth Thursday in November
It was not until Congress acted in 1941 that Thanksgiving was observed on the fourth Thursday in November every year.
Thanksgiving Dinner Cost
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual survey, the Thanksgiving Dinner cost is about $5.00 per person.
From Friday to Sunday The Forecast Sure Changed!
Get ready for 5 to 9 inches of snow and wind gusts to 35 miles an hour!
Bob Heine’s Retirement
Stop by the Moose Lodge in Faribault Saturday afternoon and help celebrate Bob Heine's Retirement!
Real Estate Taxes Due Friday
The second half of farm real estate taxes are due Friday.