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All Aboard Wheat Harvest Laura HaffnerThroughout the summer you have heard about the harvest experience from my point of view. However, the perspective that I see through my eyes is different as a wife, mother, and owner than what our crew members see or experience due to the different hats we obviously wear in regards to crew responsibilities.

We have some very hardworking, dedicated members on the crew, and I wanted to give them a chance for their stories to be heard. I recently reached out to the crew and gave them an opportunity to share their stories with you, the readers (if they were comfortable doing so). I offered a few questions to give them a place to start and get their creative juices flowing.

Michael answered the call to share first (if more have a chance to respond I will post their stories as well). He came to us from Tennessee. Here are his responses to the questions I asked. I hope you will enjoy meeting one of our crew members.


Why did you want to join a harvest crew? To see new parts of the country I have never seen, and also because I love farming/harvesting.

Through your travels, have you been able to go anyplace new and if so, what was your favorite area and why?  Everywhere I have been so far has been new to me and so far my favorite place has been Montana, it is undoubtly the most beautiful place in America to me (except for Tennessee, haha).

What is your favorite job or responsibility on the crew?  Least favorite? Michael reported his favorite job was to combine, and his least favorite was washing combines!

When you’re not harvesting, what things do you like to do in your free time?  Enjoy the view.

 Anything else you would like to share with the public like a favorite memory, etc?  My favorite memory is every memory I have had from this experience. I am so happy to be a part of this operation. I love agriculture and I want agriculture to be a part of my life forever.

HPH - July 2015

Michael doing what he loves!  (Photo by Laura.)

Michael combining south of Brush, Colorado. (Photo by Lynn.)

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Laura at laura@allaboardharvest.com.

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