Harvest Season Recap

November 24, 2023

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Early Triumphs 

With this year’s harvest season recap, we reached a noteworthy milestone, wrapping up on Friday, November 17th — earlier than our usual timeline. This unexpected early finish provided us with an opportunity to be proactive. We took this time to complete essential tasks that are usually reserved for the spring. With the end of the harvest, we swiftly planted cover crops, spread fertilizer across every acre, and addressed any necessary tillage. The favorable weather conditions these past couple of weeks allows us to optimize the health and readiness of our fields for 2024.

Bountiful Blessings

Despite the challenges posed by dry weather throughout the season, our yields pleasantly surpassed expectations. We found ourselves blessed with an above-average crop, a testament to the team’s resilience and the elements of nature. Amidst the challenges posed by the arid conditions, often leading to poor crop health, our harvest that truly surpassed any expectation.

Facility Organization

We took advantage of the extended good weather and early harvest. Our team seized the opportunity to complete the rooftop over our fertilizer bin to keep out the elements. The pleasant surprise of a timely finish has also enabled us to thoroughly clean and organize our storage facilities. This sets the stage for more efficient operations in the coming year. A meticulous approach to our business not only enhances the functionality of our equipment but also highlights our commitment to maintaining a top-notch work environment.

Planning for the Future

As we wind down the harvest season, our focus shifts to strategic preparations for the future. Beyond the immediate tasks at hand, we’re exploring innovative practices like fall strip tillage to optimize fertilizer application. This forward-thinking approach not only minimizes the environmental impact but also positions us for a smoother and more sustainable spring planting season.

Gratitude and Thanksgiving 

With all the post-harvest tasks, we are reminded of the importance of gratitude and family. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and our hearts are filled with appreciation for the bountiful harvest, the hard work of our team, and the support of our families. We eagerly anticipate a well-deserved break with loved ones. And we give our thanks to the successes of the harvest season and the cherished moments with family that lie ahead.

[Written by Aysha Holtz]

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