12 Jul Megan: Keepin’ Busy in Kansas
Hoxie, Kan. – The past week has been a wild ride for Roland Harvesting. On July 2nd the crew finished up in Russell (despite the persistent rain) and moved up to Hoxie, Kan. where we have had the pleasure of cutting the best wheat we’ve seen all summer! The average yields have been between 40 to 60 bushels per acre with test weights running up to 64.5 pounds! Needless to say everyone is thrilled by the greatly improved circumstances.
With the high yields and longer hauls to the elevators, our little skeleton crew was unable to keep up with the madness. Luckily, we had some tricks up our sleeves. Jose, who has spent the previous two summers on the road with Roland Harvesting, recently finished up an internship and has been reunited with the crew. Justin, our trusty grain cart operator, has met back up with the harvest run as well. Not only has our crew expanded but we’ve also brought more equipment to meet the needs of our farmers. During a stretch of rain days at Russell, Brandon and Matt journeyed back to the farm in Nebraska to pick up our 3rd combine and the tractor/grain cart. With everyone back on board and many acres ahead of us, we’re anxious to keep moving up the road.
Here is a compilation of Mom’s photos from Russell and Hoxie. She’s getting pretty darn good, huh?!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Megan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.