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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.

 

We have been staying busy during bean harvest here in North Dakota. We have five machines in Westhope, two in Bowdon, one in the Elgin and Lemmon, South Dakota, area and two in Kensal, South Dakota. Thankfully, this weather has finally turned around and allowing us to get things done.


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