• Curt Arens

    The Last Load

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 23, 2010

    For anyone who has ever brought in the harvest, you know what that last load means. Harvest time is pay day. It is the time when you finally take a deep breath and let out a sigh of relief because, even if the last load of grain isn't inside a grain bin yet, at least it is in a wagon or truck and probably under a roof somewhere. When I began farming on my own, I learned to appreciate the feeling when the last load was driven out of the field. But there are a few last loads that I recall…

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  • Curt Arens

    The Rewards of Farming

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 11, 2010

    Who says that farming doesn't pay? Before taking a field editor position with Farm Progress this past spring, I had operated my family's fourth generation farm full-time for over 25 years. Over that period, some of the rewards of a farming life have been financial and others were less tangible. I've also had my share of comical trials and errors, and on a few occasions I've even learned from my mistakes. In addition to writing mostly for Nebraska Farmer and Dakota Farmer magazines, I still…

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