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.
Another Successful Randolph FFA Tractor Parade!
Even with the rain all the Randolph students were on the lawn to watch the FFA Tractor Parade.
Sesquicentennial Farms In Our Area!
Goodhue County has 7 farms being recognized by the Minnesota Farm Bureau as Sesquicentennial Farms.
19 Bucket Trucks Headed South on Interstate 35
Friday morning I counted 19 Bucket Trucks headed South on Interstate 35 between Albert Lea and Faribault.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Postponed
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade has been postponed to next Wednesday.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Friday
All tractors are welcome at the annual Randolph FFA Tractor Parade Friday morning with line-up at 8:00 am.
April 2019 a Repeat of 2018?
A big moisture system is headed toward the Midwest and farmers are hoping April 2019 will not be a repeat of 2018.
Food Awareness Day at Hy-Vee in Faribault
We will be celebrating Food Awareness Day at Hy-Vee in Faribault this afternoon from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.
Farmers Input Needed For E-15 Gas
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking farmers to email the EPA supporting E15.
Visit to Lincoln Elementary School
On Friday morning area farmer and Pioneer dealer Brent Fuchs and I visited the Lincoln Elementary School in Faribault.
Was February as Cold and Snowy as it Seemed?
We set a record for snowfall in February at 30.8 inches and the temperature was 12 degrees below normal but not a record.