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.
68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation Wednesday Evening
The 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation will be Wednesday evening at the Minnesota State Fair Band Shell starting at 8:00 pm.
MN State Fair Youth Scholarship Winners From Our Area
Today the Minnesota State Fair announced the recipients of the Minnesota State Fair Scholarship Program, a number of the winners were from our area!
Changes to Minnesota Cottage Food Law Take Affect
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has notified Minnesotans that there were some changes to the Cottage Food Law that took affect August 1, 2021.
Did You Know That More Corn = More Humidity? Thanks Corn Sweat!
When you drive through southern Minnesota or northern Iowa at this time of the year you see field after field of corn 7 or 8 feet tall, can it make you sweat?
June 2021 is On Track to Be the Driest Month in Minnesota in 110 Years
With only 6 days left in June 2021, it sure appears it will be the driest in 110 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca!
Tires Made From Soybeans Donated to Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.
The Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers donated a set of Goodyear's soy-based Eagle Enforcer All Weather tires to the Rice County Sheriff's Department.
Gardening in Minnesota Can Lower Stress and Improve Your Wellbeing
A new study indicates "gardening just two or three times a week maximized the benefits of beeter wellbeing and lower stress levels."
Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms
The Minnesota Farm Bureau is recognizing 26 family farms in Minnesota as sesquicentennial farms.
MN Farm Bureau and MN State Fair Announce Century Farms for 2021
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Minnesota State Fair are recognizing 124 farms as 2021 Century Farms.
If You Have An Oak Tree, You Shouldn’t Do This During The Summer Months
You should not prune your oak trees in the months of April through July to prevent the spread of oak wilt.