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.
Celebrate The Bold North By Seeing The Northern Lights In Minnesota!
Due to a couple of eruptions on the sun we may be able to see the Northern Lights or aurora even in Minnesota.
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?
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!
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.
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.
[Watch] INTEL Christmas Light Show Using Drones
You must check out this INTEL Christmas light show using drones in the night sky!
Dairy Farmers Donate $500,000 to Food Banks
Midwest Dairy will be donating $500,000 in dairy products to food banks.
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.
Illegal Pork Products Seized at U.S. Port
The U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection seized a very large shipment of illegal pork products from China.