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.
Retirement Open House at Rice County FSA for Sue Ceplecha-Novak
The Rice County Farm Service Agency in Faribault will be hosting a retirement Open House for Sue Ceplecha-Novak who has served the ASCS/FSA for 40 years!
[Listen] David Kee Off Color Enlist E3 Soybeans
David Kee Research Director for the Minnesota Soybean Growers said some Enlist E3 soybean varieties have a little darker color that could lead to dockage?
[Listen] Gordy USDA Report and Grain Stocks Report
Listen to Grody Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities talk about one of the biggest USDA Reports of the year that was released this morning at 11:00.
[Listen] New Definition of WOTUS Warren Formo MAWRC
Here we go again, the Biden Administration's EPA released their definition of Waters of the U.S. or WORTUS.
[Listen] Tom Hoverstad SROC December Weather COLD
It was not your imagination, December 2022 averaged 5 degrees colder than normal!
Gordy AG Market Recap [Listen]
It could have been worse and probably should have been a lot better.
[Listen] Tom Hoverstad SROC August Weather
Listen to Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca discuss the August 2022 weather.
Soil Function Field Day Friday
Everyone is welcome to attend the free Soil Function Field Day Friday at Brent Fuch's Farm by Fox Lake in Northern Rice County.
(Listen) Rachel Rynda 69th Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Rachel Ryndia the 19 year old daughter of Francis and Theresa Ryndia from Montgomery was crowned the 69th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Golf Outing
The Rice County Pork Producers will be hosting the Oinker Open Scramble for Scholarships Golf Outing Tuesday August 23, 2022 at the Montgomery National Golf Club.