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.
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!
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?
You Know What a Man Cave Is, But What Is A Men’s Shed?
I had an idea of what a Man Cave was but I had never heard of a Men's Shed?
What’s A Ghost Kitchen, Are They Haunted?
Ghost kitchens are probably not haunted and is is very likely you have been a customer of a ghost kitchen!
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!
[Watch] INTEL Christmas Light Show Using Drones
You must check out this INTEL Christmas light show using drones in the night sky!
Applications Available For Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has Applications available for Minnesota farmers that want to grow Industrial Hemp in 2021.
Minnesota’s 100-Year-Old Apple Breeding Program is One of Only Three in the Country
My guest on Today's AM Minnesota Program was Dr. David Bedford who is an apple breeder at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Busch Releases Limited Edition Corn Cans to Help Farmers Hit Hard by COVID-19
Busch Beer has designed a can with the image of corn on it.
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.