Class 7 July 3, 2013: Field trip to Nitty Gritty Grain Company

“Today we went to visit a farm that which contains the machines that harvested wheat.  We saw a wheat farm as well. But the constant rainfall is hurting wheat production very badly. Most farmers need their crops to dry up or they’ll lose profit.” -Anthony, BHS freshman

As Anthony said, it has been a wet season here in Vermont and, if it continues without much sun, the surplus of rain may have detrimental consequences for our farmers. Some of those farmers include the owners of Nitty Gritty Grain Company, a grain farm that we visited today. They remain hopeful for their organic wheat and corn crops, and so do we!

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Heavy duty grain equipment. Photo by Morgan.

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The class in front of the machine. Photo by Morgan.

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More machinery. Photo by Anthony.

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During our tour of Nitty Gritty Grain Co. Photo by Anthony.

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The corn being stored to dry. Photo by Anthony.

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