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.
Tar Spot of Corn Found in Minnesota
Tar spot in corn was found for the first time in Minnesota.
Planting Progress Report
The Planting Progress Report showed only 83 percent of the corn and 60 percent of the beans had been planted as of last Sunday.
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…