DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Windshield time can sure get the thoughts rolling. For the past 12 years, DTN's View from the Cab series has taken readers on a ride through the growing season with working farmers talking about their struggles, successes and dreams each week from spring planting through harvest. We're looking for a few farmers to step into that role again for 2017.
Chase Brown, who participated last year, said he found the experience personally beneficial. "I became more aware of what I did day-to-day. Remembering what I'd accomplished at the end of the week was fun," said Brown.
"Probably the biggest thing that stood out from the experience is the comments I got from people from all over," he added.
DTN Special Correspondent Richard Oswald, who farms in Missouri, interviews the selected farmers and writes the weekly article.
Farmers interested in participating in View From the Cab during the 2017 season should send us a short note and tell us why you and your farm should be featured in this series. Give us an idea of what you grow and why you'd like to be considered and send to Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org.
View From the Cab featured farmers have been:
2016: Chase Brown, Warrensburg, Illinois; Jim Hoover, Newport, Pennsylvania
2015: Lane Robinson, Cromwell, Indiana; Leon Kriesel, Gurley, Nebraska
2014: Karen and Bill Johnson, Avoca, Iowa; Jamie Harris, Madison, Florida
2013: William "Shep" Sheppard, Louisiana, Missouri; Kane Bercaw, Union City, Michigan
2012: Katie Sanger Hancock, Water Valley, Kentucky; Ryan Brodersen, Randolph, Nebraska
2011: Tom Tibbits, Minneapolis, Kansas; David Brandt, Carroll, Ohio
2010: Becton Bell, Wilson, Arkansas; Frank Zweber, Hoven, South Dakota
2009: Marcus Hess, Bushnell, Illinois; Matt Wolle, St. James, Minnesota
2008: Dan Pedersen, Underwood, Iowa; Brad Lindstrom, Varna, Illinois
2007: Matt Rush, Fairfield, Illinois; Jason Heijl, Abbott, Texas
2006: Bob Worth, Lake Benton, Minnesota; Keith Miller, Great Bend, Kansas
2005: Richard Oswald, Langdon, Missouri; Mark Rasumssen, Hoagland, Montana.
Pamela Smith can be reached at Pamela.email@example.com
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