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.
Men Over 45 Years Old Don’t Shovel Snow!
Men over 45 years old should not shovel snow, that is what I heard on the National News from ABC at the top of the hour!
USDA January Report Big Moves In Corn & Beans [Listen]
USDA January Report caused corn to move 13 cents and soybeans 31 cents a bushel in about three minutes!
USDA Invests $2 Million in Risk Management Education
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $2 million for risk management education targeting underserved and small scale scale farmers.
Deadline to Pre-Register For the MN Ag Expo is Monday
The deadline to pre-register for the MN Ag Expo, the annual meeting of the Minnesota Corn and Soybean Growers is Monday January 10, 2022.
MN Broker South American Weather Front Burner Item [Listen]
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz said in the Ag Market Recap South American weather is the front burner item.
Winter Crops Day at SROC Next Week
The Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca will be hosting the Annual Winter Crops Day in person next week!
Minnesota Top Five Weather Events That Occurred in 2021
The Minnesota DNR compiled votes from the Minnesota State Climatology Office for the Top Five Weather Events in 2021.
[Listen] Minnesota December Weather Records Broken – Tom Hoverstad SROC
Listen to Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca discuss the all time weather records we set in December!
U of M Webinar Series Gardening From the Ground Up
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting the third annual Gardening from the Ground Up Webinar series.
MDA Asks MN Produce Farmers to Complete Grower Questionnaire
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is asking Minnesota produce farmers to complete the voluntary 2022 Grower Questionnaire.