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.
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This is a sure sign of fall, boxalder bugs on the south side of your house!
MDA Crop Research Grants Available
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has about $1,000,000 in grant funds available for applied crop research.
USDA Extends Deadline to Apply for PLIP Pandemic Program
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Products Imported Into the U.S Why Are Shipping Costs So High?
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Clean the Combine to Prevent Spreading Weeds This Fall
Taking 20 to 30 minutes to clean the combine can prevent spreading weeds from one field to another.