For a good part of my October, I was chasing after farmers and riding farming machines.
Since Manitowoc County is a farming community, I decided to do a harvesting photo essay project to be my first visual project at the Herald-Times Reporter. I found three farmers who would let me photograph them harvesting crops in the area.
I did not have any farming contacts because I just moved here to Manitowoc. So I decided to drive around the outskirts of Manitowoc and hoped that I will be able to meet some farmers working on the field. As it turned out, I didn’t meet any farmers during the two hours of driving on the county roads.
Then, as I turned my car around and headed toward town for the next assignment, I saw Mr. John Schuh in his tractor. He told me he was planting winter wheat and would be chopping some corn in the next few days. Mr. Schuh gave me the access to corn chopping.