High Plains Journal is about to embark on its 14th year of the All Aboard Wheat Harvest and cutting crews are champing at the bit to enter fields and put together reports on a crop that was planted last fall. Each year the journey to the field across the High Plains yields many memorable stories not only about quality of wheat but also anecdotes that make for a unique experience. If you are an HPJ subscriber or AAWH follower, you have a ticket to all the annals.
Our correspondents are the ones providing readers with the front-row view as they are the boots on the ground. This year’s correspondents include familiar names—Stephanie Cronje, Laura Haffner, Brian Jones, Christy Paplow and Janel Schemper. They are all experienced harvesters and each of them has a unique storytelling style.
The All Aboard Wheat Harvest program would be impossible without the support of sponsors and we encourage people to take the time to thank them. Sponsors include Kramer Seed, Corteva, US Custom Harvesters, CASE IH, ITC and Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
From seed to harvest technology how farmers grow and cut wheat has changed. Today’s seed and seed treatments offer the capability to lessen the stress of drought and other challenges. A large combine can take out several hundred acres a day while providing real-time data to help a farmer to plan on his next year’s crop.
HPJ has also adapted how it shares the story to multiple platforms of readers. We will continue to devote pages in newsprint but it has widened in scope to benefit all readers.
We encourage AAWH enthusiasts to regularly visit allaboardharvest.com and to like our Facebook page, facebook.com/allaboardharvest, to watch for giveaways and bonus features. The correspondents will also post live videos from the harvest trail on the AAWH Facebook page. Giveaways and other promotions are exciting add-ons to enhance the All Aboard Wheat Harvest experience for readers.
Wheat remains the No. 1 signature food group that consumers around the world embrace. With so much talk about food insecurity around the globe in 2022 the AAWH provides a security blanket to those who enjoy success stories about food production. We hope everyone enjoys the latest installment of AAWH, the commitment of the harvest crews, grain elevators, millers and bakeries. AAWH is truly an Americana experience.
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