It's harvest time - one of the most rewarding aspects of farming, although it's also a crazy, hectic time.
This is when we get the report card for how we've done the past year.
We can't control all of the conditions during any growing season, most notably the weather, but we do select crops and varieties that can resist drought, insects and other environmental challenges.
Often times more than one operation is happening simultaneously. As the combine is finishing harvesting a field of wheat, the airseeder is being readied to drill double crop soybeans into the wheat stubble. They have a slightly shorter growing season but will be ready to harvest in the fall, usually in late October.