Wheat harvest in Western Canada takes place from August through to October. This is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy getting out to the field and riding around with farmers in their combines. Also, this is a very busy and stressful time of year. There’s lots of moving parts to make it all happen smoothly and efficiently. While harvest symbolizes the hard work that goes on throughout the year, it all starts at seeding to managing weeds, diseases and insects to then hopefully combining a crop that makes the farmer money.
Grain bins in the background wait patiently to be filled with wheat from the John Deere Combine photographed here. Then, after harvest the wheat will be hauled to the grain elevator, and transported to port via rail. Finally, the wheat will be exported via ship across the ocean to make bread, and other products around the world.
This photo is featured in the 2019 Cowboys, Horses and Landscapes calendar for September.