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Lindsey Orgain – Orgain Harvesting

Lindsey Orgain – Orgain Harvesting

Lindsey Orgain is somewhat new to the harvest trail.

She and her husband, Jason, have Orgain Harvesting in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

It is the 11th season in the business, but it was in 2014, two years after she married Jason, that Lindsey decided to quit her job and come aboard full-time for the annual harvest journey.

The Orgains cut wheat from Oklahoma to Montana then start a fall run in north-central Oklahoma. In addition to the harvesting business, they also farm about 2,500 acres and have about 500 head of stockers and cow/calf pairs—depending on the time of the year—with Jason’s parents.

Jason and Lindsey have a 4-year-old son, Mason, and a 1-year-old daughter, Ivy, who was born at the beginning of the harvest season in May 2017.

“I’m excited to share our harvest journey with All Aboard Wheat Harvest for another year,” she said.

Cheyenne, Oklahoma—I will be the first to say that I knew very little about custom harvesting and farming when I met my husband for the first time. Almost nine years later, I still feel like I’m learning something new every day … and that will probably never change! One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is the importance of a hot meal. This may seem obvious to most, but let me explain …

We're headed to field with supper. I think I've got a pretty cute sidekick...

When Jason and I were dating and I was working a full-time job, I did

Cheyenne, OK–I’ve lived in Tornado Alley my whole life. As a matter of fact, my high school alma mater’s mascot is a Red Tornado. I’ve donned tornado apparel and cheered for tornadoes. But through all of that, I’ve never actually experienced a real-life tornado … and I’m not mad about it!

Oklahoma has been on a rough ride the last couple of weeks. Storms, floods and tornadoes have struck our state day after day. I can’t recall such an extended streak of weather like this. I think it’s safe to say we’re all exhausted and ready for a break! Seeing property

Cheyenne, Oklahoma–How are we already on the backside of May? I’m Lindsey Orgain with Orgain Harvesting in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. This will be my husband, Jason, and my 14th year on the harvest trail. We have known the end of our custom harvesting days was approaching. We have focused on expanding our farm operation at home, and thankfully we have been fortunate enough to add acres in the last couple of years. That makes being on the road for six months out of the year very difficult, expensive and stressful. One evening Jason told me, “I’m just tired of always being

Cheyenne, OK - We wrapped up our wheat harvest season on September 11 in Cut Bank, Montana.  The timing of harvest almost always differs from year to year, but I think this was the longest season we have ever had. It's been full of highs and lows, ups and downs, the good, the bad and the ugly...which is just the nature of the beast. I hear often that the harvest trail isn't for the faint of heart, and I couldn't agree more. In spite of it all, we're truly thankful for every acre we’ve run across this summer!

When we finished

Hardin, Montana - One of my primary jobs during our harvest run is keeping everyone fed. Typically everyone is on their own for breakfast, but I’ll pack a lunch that goes with the crew when they head out in the morning and then I'll take supper out to the field in the evening.

I’m pretty diligent about meal planning and try to have 4 or 5 days of meal ingredients on hand. We tend to find ourselves in towns that may not have a grocery store, or maybe the grocery store that’s available keeps the bare necessities in stock…which absolutely comes in

Lodgepole, Nebraska - The harvest trail can offer so many uncertainties.  For me, our camper is about the only constant, for sure thing we’ve got…it’s home.  I think having two little ones in-tow makes it that much more of a necessity.  I’ll be the first to admit that they are much more resilient than me, but I do think having your own bed, your own toys, your own space makes this lifestyle much more doable for everyone.

We spent the first several weeks of harvest “homeless.”  Our camper had a few issues that needed to be addressed and what was thought

McDonald, Kansas - We are in our first field in McDonald. So far the yield is averaging 30 bushels per acre with 11% moisture and 12.5% protein. It's perfect cutting weather today at 93 degrees, but rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Lindsey Orgain can be reached at

Hemphill County, Texas - We have had a little bit of everything going on around here lately- moving cattle, hauling cattle, planting cotton, custom farming…you name it!  We were finally able to kick off our harvest season.  We also have the privilege of hosting a great group of guys from the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

Our first harvest stop was West of Durham, Oklahoma in Hemphill County, Texas.  This is wheat that we grow and we felt very fortunate to have any wheat to harvest, as many of our friends and neighbors suffered from significant drought and hail damage.  We knew

Cheyenne, OK - Greetings from western Oklahoma! I am Lindsey Orgain with Orgain Harvesting and I'm glad to be joining you for another wheat harvest season. My husband, Jason, and I have a 4 year old son Mason and a 1 year old daughter Ivy. We are a small, family-owned & operated business based out of Cheyenne, Oklahoma. This will be our 11th year in operation.

This harvest season greets us with much uncertainty. Until mid-May we had not seen any significant rainfall since October 2017. It's been so terribly dry. As you travel through our little corner of the world,

Hardin, Montana - We’ve made our way up the harvest trail to our final stop in Hardin. Since we left home, we’ve made stops in McDonald, Kansas, Sidney, Nebraska and Chadron, Nebraska. We made it to McDonald on June 26th. The combine didn’t see much action, but we were blessed to be able to help out another harvest crew with our support equipment. The rain seemed to move in almost every evening while we were there. When the combine was in the field, we saw 60 bushels per acre yields.