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Win a Harvest Prize Pack!

You could win a Harvest Prize Pack! Simply comment on the question below to be entered to win. The winning entry will be randomly selected from the comments section of this blog. You must comment to win.

What is your wheat harvest role, or what would would it be?


U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. is an association of professional custom harvesters serving the needs of the American farmer. The organization was established and chartered in 1983 in the state of Texas and serves as a link between the harvesters and the many groups of people they work with, such as farmers, businesses, State and federal government. We are a dues-funded membership organization with the Harvest News magazine as our primary means of communicating with members.

All Aboard would like to say thank you to U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc. for supporting the 2011 wheat harvest. For more information contact

To enter scroll down and leave a reply.We will announce a winner at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 14.

  • Leann
    Posted at 13:20h, 11 July

    I usually drive the grain truck to the bin or the elevator to dump it!

  • Jo
    Posted at 14:23h, 11 July

    I’m the “go-fer” , go for this , go for that . I also provide the hot meals to the fields .keep track of the wheat tickets. other wise I’ve retired from the heavy work

  • Jeana Clark
    Posted at 14:37h, 11 July

    We harvest anywhere between 2500 and 3000 acres of wheat each year. Our production has grown over the years and have gone from 2 ten-wheeler trucks and one bob-tail truck to 3 semis….That is MY job! I get to drive all 3 semis and unload either at the local elevator, or to our own storage bins. I also help with sorting grain tickets and keeping track of bushels being put in the bins. To be honest…I wouldn’t want any other job at harvest time!!! :o)

  • Shelli
    Posted at 14:53h, 11 July

    Growing up I drove the tractor and grain cart and also packed lunches for the family in the field and went to get parts. I still help my folks with harvest sometimes, but am waiting on the day when my husband and I can have our own harvests on our own farm!

  • Bonnie Tanis
    Posted at 15:05h, 11 July

    I drove truck and tractor for my dad as a teenager. I only ran into the side of the elevator once!

  • Cindy Baldwin
    Posted at 16:56h, 11 July

    I cook for the crew (up to 12 people some days), usually meal in the house at noon and supper in the field in the evening. I also help move from field to field, run for parts and keep track of grain tickets. The past three years I’ve babysat my grandson while my daughter drives grain cart — when he isn’t riding with the guys in the combines.

    • Peggy Anne Doherty
      Posted at 10:18h, 12 July

      I too cook for a large havest crew. I run out of ideas for meals. What kind of things do you prepare?

  • Janelle Popwell
    Posted at 18:24h, 11 July

    If you are married to a custom harvester, you never know what your job will be! I have driven semi’s, combines, parts runner, cook, fuel runs, pay bills, and numerous other things. You do whatever it takes to make your business successful. It is a job that fulfills my summer with new people and new surroundings. I never dreamed as a little girl that this is how it would be, but wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  • Daniel Barrier
    Posted at 20:20h, 11 July

    I mainly ran our combine this year, but I run trucks and grain buggy’s too. We are located in central Texas.

  • T. Sapp
    Posted at 21:46h, 11 July

    Operate and fill the grain cart on the go and drive the tandem grain trucks to the bin and elevators

  • Val Hawes
    Posted at 09:22h, 12 July

    I pack lunches and run the tractor and grain cart during harvest.

  • Peggy Anne Doherty
    Posted at 10:15h, 12 July

    I cook the meals for the harvest crew.

  • David Winger
    Posted at 13:22h, 12 July

    For many years my job was running the combine. Started on a John Deere 55.


  • Greg Hallstrom
    Posted at 17:24h, 12 July

    The “fireman”. Running around and “putting out fires”. AKA run the show and fix things.

  • Cameron
    Posted at 09:38h, 13 July

    I am a 7-12 Ag. Instructor during the school year and I drive truck for my wife’s dad and uncle during the summer. This is the second summer I have done this. It provides a great break from teaching and “real world” experience to take back to the classroom!

  • Shawna
    Posted at 09:43h, 13 July

    I grew up throwing bales as Dad was out in the field with grandpa and Mom was in charge of bringing us the bales and helping lead us tossing them! Great family bonding!

  • All Aboard
    Posted at 12:44h, 13 July

    We have a winner! We’ll be giving away another prize pack next week, so stay tuned for your chance to win!

  • Patty
    Posted at 14:36h, 13 July

    I do a little bit of everything from working on the equipment, to driving a truck to driving the grain cart. I love the harvest time.