Nelson Family Farms :: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Nelson Family Farms :: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Nelson Family Farms :: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Nelson Family Farms :: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Nelson Family Farms :: Fort Dodge, Iowa
  We at Nelson Family Farms love our family and our farm, so we are happy to share some of the memories with you. Please look through our photo gallery to see what is happening.  
  FALL 2013  
  Combines are prepaired and ready for harvest to begin.   This year we ran 2 combines in soybeans to make for a timely harvest.  
  Tyson keeps a close eye on making sure grandpa don't dump the
soybeans over the semi. Truth be told, he is actually waiting to climb
in the semi to play in the soybeans.
  Morning fueling and servicing in the Litchfield
yard while waiting for the dew to burn off.
  In a 10 hour day, we are able to harvest about 250-300 acres per day.
Assuming no breakdowns or problems.
  As harvest progressed, so did the construction of our new machine shed.  
  A view of our new YeildSense yield monitor by Precision Planting.
The monitor is on the left, and the I-Pad shows the field results in HD.
  As we pulled out of the Litchfield fields, the manure tankers pulled in behind us.  
  Hog manure on Litchfield acres via tanker or umbilical cord.   Dave broke his big toe on Friday, but by Monday Gary had him in the combine. Nothing alittle bit of pain killers can't help with.  
  There is always time for a quick break on the endrows for supper with the family.   We finished soybean harvest at 2 AM on the Thor farm with
mother nature forecasted to bring snow the next morning.
  By 7 am the next morning, there was 2" of snow on the ground.
It melted quickly, but it made for a muddy mess.
  Morgan loves riding with dad in the combine, but sometimes he gets pretty boring!  
  A few hundred acres of corn was harvested before we started soybeans,
but after soybeans were complete, we hit corn hard for 2-3 weeks.
  Harvesting on a wet foggy day.  
  The fog got so dense, it was hard to figure out where you were,
were the combine was, and which way the semi's were to go dump.
  Corn is hauled via the grain cart from the combine
to the semi's waiting on the end of the field.
  Harvesting at night is a lot of fun... And peaceful!   Unloading on the go in corn!  
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Nelson Family Farms

Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Phone: 515-574-9519 :: Email:
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