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.
Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday
The Randolph FFA Tractor Parade is Friday starting at 9:00 AM.
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.
Rice County Fair Executive Secretary Summarizes Plans For the July Event
Listen to Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak on today's AM Minnesota Program there, there will be a fair but what it is like depends on Minnesota regulations.
Rent a Christmas Tree?
How about this business model, a company called London Christmas Tree Rental gives people an opportunity to rent the same potted Christmas Tree every year!
Free Drive-Through Christmas at Dakota City in Farmington
The Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington has been decorated with Christmas lights and will be hosting a free drive-through this weekend.
Free Nashville Virtual Concert Sponsored by John Deere
This evening John Deere will be sponsoring a free virtual Nashville Concert to benefit Farm Rescue.
Don’t Plant Those Seeds You Received In the Mail
The USDA reported in a news release that some people in the United States received unsolicited seed packages from China.
Tips For Picking a Sweet Watermelon
Do you know how to pick a sweet ripe watermelon?
Tonight There Will Be A Parade In Kevin Estrem’s Honor
Everyone is welcome to drive in the parade to honor Kevin Estrem this evening at 6:30 in Dennison.
Owatonna FFA’s Brianna Levisay State Proficiency Winner
Owatonna FFA member Brianna Levisay was the State FFA Proficiency winner in the small animal category.