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.
Should Minnesotans Be Worried If They Find These Bugs Crawling Around Their Home?
Extension Educator Claire LaCanne said she is getting lots of calls from homeowners about finding active insects in their homes and if they will cause any damage?
Minnesota Beware! Jumping Worms are Invading MN Forests & Yards
Not all worms are good for your soil, jumping worms are invading Minnesota forests, yards and gardens destroying the soil.
MN State Fair Youth Scholarship Winners From Our Area
Today the Minnesota State Fair announced the recipients of the Minnesota State Fair Scholarship Program, a number of the winners were from our area!
June 2021 is On Track to Be the Driest Month in Minnesota in 110 Years
With only 6 days left in June 2021, it sure appears it will be the driest in 110 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca!
Minnesota Apples Survive Cold Temperatures
Even though temperatures in the Faribault area dropped to 27 degrees the apple blossoms were not damaged.
Monarch Butterfly For Now Not On Endangered Species List
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service will not be putting the monarch butterfly on the Endangered Species list, at least for now.
[Watch] INTEL Christmas Light Show Using Drones
You must check out this INTEL Christmas light show using drones in the night sky!
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.