I was born and raised in Adrian, Minnesota and live on an acreage south of town. I graduated from St. Adrian High School and received my degree in Agriculture Business Management from the University of Minnesota — Crookston.
After graduation I returned to the family farm and started my career working for a mobile home factory. I was employed with them for six years and farmed with my father on the side. Eventually, I took over the farming operation full-time in 1976.
In 1978 I met and married my wonderful wife, Sandra. We have three sons; Alex, Brian and Ben who is starting to take over the family farm.
I have been a Dekalb/Asgrow dealer for the the past 19 years and have enjoyed the business of selling seed to my friends and neighbors. I hope to continue to do-so for many years to come. In my free time, I like hunting and golfing.