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CROPS

 

 

 

Harvest season is one of the busiest times of year at Zink Farms.  We concentrate on three crops: wheat - corn - soybeans.   Our goal is to harvest fields with high yields and good quality.

 

With everything going well, and the weather being supportive, all crops should be harvested by Thanksgiving (before December 1st).

 

In an ideal situation, our spring wheat should be planted by the end of April to the first of May (as soon as we can get into the fields) and harvested toward the end of August.

 

Our corn should be in the ground by May 20th and harvested by the end of October into the first part of November.

 

Soybeans, the third crop that we currently plant, should be in the ground by May 10th and normally harvested in October after a hard frost.

 

You can imagine the intense satisfaction that we feel when all of our crops are in and we have time to evaluate our efforts and start planning for the next planting season.

 

Although North Dakota's winters are extremely cold, we, along with local farmers, actually look forward to that dormant time of year when we can take some time off from the non-stop physical activity that encompasses our lives from Spring thaw through harvest time.

 

Although we won't actually get back into the fields till the weather allows us in April or May, we at Zink Farms have already begun training the young men who come to us as trainees from all over the world.  We look forward to their arrival in February and enjoy familiarizing them with Zink Farms, our operating standards, and our knowledge of farming.

 

It is truly a pleasure to be able to pass on our knowledge of working with the earth and the unique ingredients     that each crop needs to thrive. 

 

 

Note:  Most of the photos on our website were taken by trainees who have come back to Zink Farms year after year.  We want to thank them for their contribution to our website and to our lives here at Zink Farms.

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