Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Day in the Life | by Michelle Stolte

For those that don’t have much or any access to a farm, knowing what a farmer does on a daily basis can be a mystery. After thinking about this a bit, we at Valley® Irrigation decided that we wanted to shed a little light on what a farmer’s typical day is like by filming a grower over the course of one Monday in the middle of his growing season. I, fortunately, had the privilege of spending that day with our grower, Gary Hiam and the video production crew, Media Productions, just outside of Fargo, N.D.

We joined Gary at about 6:00 in the morning to start our filming and left him at 6:00 in the evening, even though his day wasn’t over yet. We filmed him meeting with his team (primarily his sons who help him farm and a long-time hired hand), we visited with his crop consultant, and we traveled to various fields to check and turn on his center pivots. 

We spent the day watching his normal process and then turned it into a quick, inspirational video.

I would like to thank Gary, his family and Media Productions for a great day and a great video. Gary runs a top-notch operation, and he and his family are amazingly hospitable – not that I expected anything less!

Please take a few minutes to view the Day in the Life of Gary Haim.

Michelle Stolte
Global Marketing Manager

Michelle has been at Valley Irrigation for more than 10 years and is finally no longer a newbie! She has spent her entire time at Valley in the Marketing Department (international and domestic) and loves every minute of it. Michelle enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband. She also likes reading, swing dancing (although she isn't really that good...), and warm weather.

1 comment:

  1. Great short film by you and the crew! Very well done. I would caution you though to be careful using drone footage since it is illegal to use for commercial purposes.