As the 2011 harvest comes to a close I want to thank all the grain farmers who work so hard to feed our country and even our world. They not only work hard to feed people but the animals that I and many others raise.
I put this documentary style video together to showcase how corn is harvested. It will take you out into the corn field and end at the grain bin. Even if you are around fields of corn, I think you may take something away with this shoot. I even learned a thing or two. Farmers work hard and use technology more than you may think. They have many new tools that can keep them even more efficient. Farmers are naturally resourceful and value technology.
Did you know while in the combine or on the go they can use an App on their phone or tablet computer to control their grain dryer? I am excited to see what will be developed in the next 5-10 years to help even more.
Thanks so much to a few of my favorite farmers for taking time to help me make this video possible. The corn harvest is still underway in Ohio, it has not been a typical year due to all the rain. Many farmers still have corn out in those fields. The joke was some may be harvesting into December and I laughed, it just may be true for some farmers in my area.
|This field corn will be used to make ethanol here in Ohio or possibly be shipped |
out to N.C. to be used to feed chickens and hogs. Fields are averaging around 200 bushels per acre.
Around 1,000 bushels of corn will fill a semi trailer.