Kimberly Neumiller


My name is Kimberly Neumiller from Neumiller Harvesting. I grew up in the small town of Fessenden, North Dakota, which is 25 miles from where I live now. My husband, Mychal, and I along with our two kids, Bentley and Payzlee, live near Bowdon, North Dakota.


Neumiller Harvesting is a family-owned operation that started in 1984 with Roger Neumiller combining for people around home and continued when his sons were old enough. Mychal and his cousin were the first ones to take the journey south in 2004 with one combine. That is when Neumiller Harvesting was created.


As the years went on Neumiller Harvesting added a few more machines and more employees. Today, Roger, Mychal, Cole, and Logan, along with their families, start the harvest journey in Texas with 10 Case combines, three Haul Master grain carts, and 15 semis. We are usually split up with machines running in four different areas. Our run continues through Oklahoma to Kansas, over to Colorado, then up through Nebraska and back to North Dakota.


We harvest spring wheat, winter wheat, canola, and durum in the summer and soybeans and corn in the fall. In the past years we have also done lentils, chick peas, and barley. Our fall harvest stays in North Dakota and we usually add a few more employees, another combine, and a grain cart. So, in total we will have 11 Case combines and four Haul Master grain carts running during fall harvest. In addition to the family, we will have about 20 employees. I am always treating them as one of my own because I know what it is like to be away from your family.


We are so grateful for all of our employees; some have been with us for six years and some employees will stay during the winter months to help in the shop or truck.


Our theme from this summer has continued to follow us into the fall. The entire state of North Dakota got rain on Sept. 20 and we are finally seeing the sun after six days. It rained for roughly four days and has been foggy, cloudy and the temperatures have been cooler.Roger did get to start combining canola in New England two days ago but Westhope and Hazelton are still too wet. We were so close to being done with wheat but Mother Nature wasn't ready for us to be done.We have tested beans and corn in the Westhope area but

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We all got together at Roger and Renee's for the day and then Mychal, the kids and myself headed to Duluth, Minnesota, for a mini vacation.
All of our employees have headed home for the holiday season and plan to be back at it right after the first. We have started our hiring process for the upcoming season and are hoping to get a few employees out a couple months before we head south.
Our fall run wrapped up fairly early this year, which had allowed us to get all of the equipment parked before

Winter has arrived here in North Dakota. They were anticipating a big storm to hit our area so they called school off Thursday and, boy, did we get snow. I have heard anywhere from 14 inches to 16.5 inches. We spent most of the day at the farm doing year end paperwork and the cousins all had a great time with each other on their day off. We didn’t have school Friday because of Veteran’s Day so Bentley and Kyler finally got to get the snowmobiles out of the shed and hit the snow. I didn’t realize how much snow