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.
New MN Agriculture License Plate Benefits 4-H and FFA
A brand new Minnesota license plate became available last Friday that celebrates agriculture and benefits Minnesota 4-H and the FFA Foundation.
Should Minnesotans Be Worried If They Find These Bugs Crawling Around Their Home?
Extension Educator Claire LaCanne said she is getting lots of calls from homeowners about finding active insects in their homes and if they will cause any damage?
Minnesota Top Five Weather Events That Occurred in 2021
The Minnesota DNR compiled votes from the Minnesota State Climatology Office for the Top Five Weather Events in 2021.
Minnesota Beware! Jumping Worms are Invading MN Forests & Yards
Not all worms are good for your soil, jumping worms are invading Minnesota forests, yards and gardens destroying the soil.
Will The EPA’s Decision on Popular Insecticide Mean No More Cherries?
More than 80 agriculture groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency's revocation decision on the insecticide chlorpyrifos!
CAUTION: Black Corn Dust is Dangerous
The black dust flying off the corn head is caused by a fungus and it can cause pneumonia if you breath it.
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?