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.
More COVID Pandemic Assistance for Livestock Producers [Listen]
The USDA just announced a new program called Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program to help livestock producers.
Stop by MDA’s Booth Number 517S at Farmfest
While you are at Farmfest be sure to stop in at the MDA's booth 517S for information on drought recovery, mental health, weather tracking and a whole lot more.
Everyone is Welcome at the Pork Producers Oinker Open Tuesday
Everyone is welcome to golf at the Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Tuesday sponsored by the Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers and Rice County Pork Producers.
Rice County 4-H Livestock Auction Saturday Morning
The Rice County 4-H Livestock Auction begins Saturday morning with a complimentary buyers breakfast at 8:30 in the 4-H building on the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Rice County Ag Hall of Fame Wednesday at Rice County Fair
Everyone is invited to the free breakfast Wednesday morning at the Rice County Fair and the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame Program will begin at 9:30.
Southern Minnesota Farmers Need to Know Their Legal Rights
With Pipeline Foods LLC's Chapter 12 Bankruptcy filing farmers that delivered grain in the last 10 days need to seek legal help IMMEDIATELY!
Rosemount to Host U of M Corn-Soybean Weed Management Field Day Thursday
The University of Minnesota will be hosting a corn-soybean weed management field day at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center on Thursday.
[Listen] Gordy USDA Punted on July WASE Report
This morning on the July WASE Report the USDA punted on the corn and bean numbers but the wheat numbers were friendly.
Crop-Threatening Weed Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Goodhue County
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed Palmer Amaranth in our area.
How Much Rain Did the Faribault Area Get Over The Weekend? It All Depended On Where You We…
The rain gauge reports from the weekend varied from .08 to 2.5 inches.