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.
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.
Why Is There Still a Shortage of Toilet Paper?
Are you wondering why there are still shortages of toilet paper?
Dairy Farmers Donate $500,000 to Food Banks
Midwest Dairy will be donating $500,000 in dairy products to food banks.
Defense Production Act to Keep Meat Processing Plants Open
President Trump signed an Executive Order using the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open.
COVID-19 Will We Run Out of Meat at the Grocery Store?
Red meat supplies in cold storage are 7 percent above last year according to the USDA.
Food Safety and COVID-19
The University of Minnesota Extension Service produced a webinar Food Safety and COVID-19 What We Know.
Will There Be Meat Shortages at the Grocery Store?
The USDA Cold Storage Report shows there are near record supplies of meat in coolers!
Another Tough Week For Corn and Beans
Covid-19 and the stock market hit the grain markets again.
Winter Tree ID Class Saturday
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Winter Tree ID class Saturday in St. Peter.