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.
Dairy Farmers Donate $500,000 to Food Banks
Midwest Dairy will be donating $500,000 in dairy products to food banks.
COVID-19 Aid Package For Farmers
The USDA begins to roll out COVID-19 aid package for farmers.
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
U of M Soybean Variety Trials Released
The University of Mnnesota Extension Servce released the results of their soybean variety trials.
Aborted Pods in Soybeans
Those white leaves on the top of some soybean plants are pods that did not develop beans.
Tar Spot of Corn Found in Minnesota
Tar spot in corn was found for the first time in Minnesota.