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.
We Will Not Run Out of Bacon or Pork Chops Anytime Soon
Thursday afternoon the USDA released the Quartlery Hogs and Pigs report.
Dairy Farmers Donate $500,000 to Food Banks
Midwest Dairy will be donating $500,000 in dairy products to food banks.
Perfect Corn Spill on Minnesota Train Tracks Explained
You would have to agree it is a little unusual to see a layer of corn spread out evenly on railroad tracks. When I saw the picture I had a pretty good idea of what happened and how the corn was spilled.
How Jerry Was Almost Scammed Out of a Combine
A true story about KDHL Farm Director Jerry Groskreutz and how he was almost scammed out of a combine online!
DieselSellerz Truck at Farmfest
If you are planning on attending Farmfest today or Thursday, you must stop by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council's tent. On display is the biggest pickup I have ever seen! The guys from Discovery Channel's DieselSellerz custom-made the giant pickup that is on display…
Farmamerica Tractor Drive
On Saturday, August 5, Farmamerica will host the seventh annual Classic Tractor Ride. The ride will be staged at Farmamerica and will leave at 8:30AM Saturday.
Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour Near Rochester
The University of Minnesota Extension, Rochester will be sponsoring the 2017 Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour on Thursday, July 6, from 9AM to 12:30PM. The field trial location is at the intersection of Highway 14 and County 22. This is just east of the Heintz Center and the College Campus in R…
Local FFA Members Recognized at State FFA Convention
The 88th Minnesota State FFA Convention wrapped up Tuesday at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul campus. A number of FFA members from local chapters received recognition. Emily Pliscott from the Kenyon-Wanamingo FFA was elected Minnesota FFA Vice President...
Triton FFA’s Sam Moenning Earns Star in Production Placement
Triton FFA member Sam Moening received one of the Minnesota FFA Association's highest awards, the 2017 Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement.
Farmers Upset Over Proposed Mowing Law
Farmers are hearing a lot in the news about the proposed law requiring that landowners will have to apply for a permit to mow the road ditch along state highways. In addition, mowing would not be permitted during the primary nesting season...