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Featured Fan Photo

Our followers have a chance to be one of our featured photos. Simply share your harvest photos with the crew on our Facebook page. You can post them directly to our wall. Your photo could be selected as a featured photo and could be posted on the blog.

This photo was submitted to the Facebook page by Greg Hallstrom. Thanks Greg, for your submission.

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  • Greg Hallstrom
    Posted at 23:36h, 11 June

    A note about this photo as it has special meaning for me. It was taken in August of ’03 on land farmed by my second and third cousin (there was a double relationship) Mark Naplin of the Thief River Falls, Minnesota, area. Mark owned this 9600 and also an 8820 and used both to harvest the crops from his 3,000 acre farming operation. On that particular day Mark was on his last field of wheat. Because he was short-handed, I and my youngest son Bryce volunteered to go over and run the grain cart for him. With a full crew we knocked off a quarter section of fine 65 bushels per acre spring wheat by supper time. As it turned out, it was his last wheat harvest ever. Mark and his farming partner and wife, Michelle, were going through a rather nasty divorce at the time. The following winter, a judge ordered them to sell the farm machinery at a farm auction and split the equity. He also ordered them to give up the rented land and then awarded each of them half of the land they owned. Bitter about the divorce, Mark tried to find other types of work but at age 50 it was difficult to find anything he liked and could make any money at. On February 23, 2005, Mark committed suicide.