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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.

How would you describe harvest season to non-ag people?








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  • Irrigation
    Posted at 11:53h, 03 June

    I am looking forward to another great year of following AABH. Thanks for everybody that contributes.

  • Sean
    Posted at 11:55h, 03 June

    Syngenta has been a great company to work with as a beginning farmer. Salesman have been very helpful and patient.

  • Earlene Evans
    Posted at 15:07h, 03 June

    The experience of a lifetime.

  • Bryan Mitchell
    Posted at 18:25h, 03 June

    It is an incredible time of year, the smell of a fresh cut field is something you will always remember, the feeling of all the family on harvest or back home to help with harvest is like a family reunion of sorts.

  • Marcy Aycock
    Posted at 07:16h, 04 June

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!

  • Spencer
    Posted at 07:40h, 04 June

    It is the best time of year. Your able to see how the past 4 months of hard work has paid off. the smell of fresh cut grain is amazing. After a long day of work, you look over the fresh-cut field and admire the work completed that day. Seeing how a sea of gold was turned into row after row of straw to be baled. To see and feel how the family works together to get the job done. Harvest is a feeling that be entirely passed on, unless your a farmer and have been there from the start, watching the crop grow and mature over time. It is a feeling like none other.

    • Spencer
      Posted at 07:45h, 04 June

      Oops! Second last sentence is supposed to say:

      Harvest is a feeling that can’t be fully appreciated, unless your a farmer and have been there from the start, watching the crop grow and mature over time. It is a feeling like none other.

  • Darl Deeds
    Posted at 07:45h, 04 June

    The fruits of our labors.

  • cdsjerry
    Posted at 08:12h, 04 June

    To a non-farmer, I would say that harvest is like working at your job all year but only getting paid at the end of the year, which will be called “harvest”. The catch is that you don’t know what you’ll get paid. Your paycheck will be based on how the company as a whole did, not how hard you personally worked. You will have no control over “management” so it’s possible that “management” may decide to shut down production on your most profitable line for some unknown reason. For farmers, “management” is God and we can’t question His actions. He’s our boss. All we can do is work hard at our jobs and leave the rest to him, and trust that the paycheck we’ll need will be there. If not this year, then next.
    And because our paycheck is therefore somewhat uncertain, harvest can be a time of celebration when it’s good.
    I was a custom cutter when I was in college. It was great! I loved it. While I was doing a lot of hard work, you could feel the celebration getting ready to take place just as soon as we were done.
    Of course we never stayed around for the party, we’d move to the next place to cut. But I’m sure the party took place anyway.

  • Jason
    Posted at 08:48h, 04 June

    More exciting than Christmas (and rewarding too)

  • Kimberly
    Posted at 08:49h, 04 June

    Harvesting isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle: a yearly chance to catch up with old friends, to see wide open country most people don’t even know exists, and do what we love best: watch the grain roll in.

  • Karen Hancock
    Posted at 08:50h, 04 June

    This is where your table fare begins, check here to find out the rest of the story!

  • mary
    Posted at 09:03h, 04 June

    When you rely on 1 paycheck per year, you do all you can for a couple months out of 12!

    Mary of san luis valley Colorado

  • Amy Vice
    Posted at 10:06h, 04 June

    This is what the whole year has been about, finally getting a paycheck. So, forgive us if we are a bit grouchy about the weather and getting harvest done in a hurry. You would be too if it were your paycheck for the entire year. This is where your groceries begin 🙂

    • All Aboard
      Posted at 14:38h, 05 June

      Congratulations! You’ve been selected as our winner. Check your email on how to claim your prize.

  • Trish
    Posted at 10:39h, 04 June

    Harvest is a busy time with lots of stress and excitement as the family all pulls together to bring in the fruits of a long season!

  • jonathan upton
    Posted at 10:40h, 04 June

    the best time of year an when u reap the beifits of ur hard labor

  • Alex Ryan
    Posted at 10:55h, 04 June

    It’s a farmers christmas

  • Frank Johannsen
    Posted at 10:59h, 04 June

    I live in the panhandle of Nebraska.
    My dad was lucky enough to have bought a new IHC W9 tractor and a Gleaner Baldwen combine just before the world war 2 froze all ag machinery production. We also had a 1939 Ford truck.
    In 1943 my Dad decieded to go south in May to harvest.
    We started at Childress Texas and followed the wheat home
    We did the same in 1945 but went on to North Dakota.
    I went with him untill 1949.
    I married and took over the farm.
    By then he had 2 IHC self propeled combines.He continued to about 1960

    To go to the need for more food production in the early 50’s there was a prediction that ag needed to produce more food for a growing population.
    At that time most of the research to make the increas was done by the land grant Universitys.
    Nebraska as well as a few others states were the same , they all had big ag research abilities and came through with better farming methodes and new seeds.
    Those efforts worked so good that Ag was producing enough food that prices did not improve much for many years but with more to sell
    they made it.
    Again the word is out that more ag production is needed. That means that funding needs to increash to the land grant universitys.
    With there help as well as the seed companys such as Syngenta will
    come through.


  • Brian nielsen
    Posted at 13:05h, 04 June

    Awesome rewarding. Kinda like mowing the yard on a large scale with high tech equipment

  • Carl Schmiedt
    Posted at 13:26h, 04 June

    Harvest to a non-Ag person could be described as a time of little sleep, eating on the run, rejoining old friends and making new ones; a time of confusion as plans don’t pan out; a time of frustration as equipment breaks down; a time of delight in watching God’s creatures fly over and run through fields, and watching glorious sunrises and sunsets with their brilliant colors; a time of satisfaction when the yield is good – both for you and your farmer friend; a time of pleasure as equipment runs well and the crops are at the correct dryness for harvest. Sorrow, disappointment, as well as contentment and peace are just some of the emotions as we go through the fields, doing the best we can with what is there. In short, it’s a way of life which only a few are fortunate enough to experience.

  • Phil
    Posted at 14:39h, 04 June

    Harvest is similar to the Grand Finals in many sports,all year you have been working and training and in the winter resting ready for the final 2 month sprint in the Summer. Anyway that is how it seems in the U.K.

  • Darrin Steinert
    Posted at 17:29h, 04 June

    Harvest is like having your absolutely best Christmas ever except that it generally arrives in the summer.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 17:50h, 04 June

    Harvest is the best time of the year! It’s hard and exhausting, but incredibly wonderful. There’s nothing like a harvest crew pitching in and working together to pull off an operation as complex as harvest!

  • Mary Jo Maneth
    Posted at 20:41h, 04 June

    Harvest is like Christmas a special time of the year when family comes together to get the job done. It is a feeling of great pride
    when all is done and in the bin, everyone celebrates.

  • HuskerShawn
    Posted at 10:29h, 05 June

    For someone not in agriculture, harvest would be a cumulation of all 12 months of your paychecks spread all over the field waiting for you to collect all of them at just the right time. However if you have breakdown or bad weather or the neighbor cattle get out, or etc some of your paychecks dissappear for good.

    The excitement of seeing them (your paychecks) all floating in the breeze can soon be reduced to nothing but dreams if a disaster strikes.

    Occasionally you get to watch all those paychecks just flow into the combine and you can just enjoy the process, but not always, which is why the farmer one of the biggest gamblers in the nation.

  • Shelly Heimer
    Posted at 11:27h, 05 June

    Harvest is a fun and busy time of the year!

  • david
    Posted at 08:46h, 10 June

    Harvest is the tme of year for your reward for all the hard work you put in during the spring and summer. you pray for the rains at the right time and hots days to help the crops grow. Yes its a busy time of getting the crops in but its a fun time of year…I have taken non-ag people for a ride in the combine and let them see 1st hand what that combine can do and just not a 500,000 dollar toy.