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.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Record Corn Export Sales
Even with record corn export sales especially to China corn traded sideways this week.
[Listen] Diesel Fuel at -30 Chad Christiansen CHS Fuels
Listen to CHS Fuels expert Chad Christiansen discuss diesel fuel at 30 degrees below zero.
AM Minnesota Grain Marketing Specialist Ed Usset
Be sure to listen to Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program with Grain Marketing Specialist Ed Usset from the U of M Center for Farm Financial Management.
NCGA Consider Corn Challenge III Contest New Uses for Corn
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has launched the Consider Corn Challenge III Contest.
Registration Open For Farmamerica’s Beyond the Barn Farm Camp
Registration is now open for Farmamerica's Beyond the Barn Farm Camp this summer for kids entering 3rd-6th grade.
MDA Scholarships For Farms that Have MAWQCP
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be offering Farm Business Management scholarships for farms that have MAWQCP.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Huge China Corn Purchases
Listen to Gordy discuss the grain and market action last week including China buying 240 million bushel of U.S. corn
USDA Freezes CFAP Payments to Farmers
According to Pro Farmer "the USDA has suspended the processing and payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program until further notice."
AM Minnesota Paul Sundberg DVM Swine Health Information Center
Paul Sundberg DVM with the Swine Health Information Center was my guest on Tuesday's AM Minnesota program and you can listen to it as a podcast.
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.