203 6th St SW
Hillsboro, ND 58045
GPS: 47.399616, -97.072165
Yesterday we did employment paperwork; today we went to the Hillsboro Processing Plant for a four-hour hands–on training session.
We got our hard hats, safety glasses, and vests, ...
... and learn about our job.
We worked with a few trucks ...
... took some samples ...
... and got to be friends with our trainers
Mary is a nursing student from Texas. She comes to the beet harvest every year to earn money for tuition. Many of these folks are second and third generation harvest workers.
This adventure will definitely be something we have never experienced before.
Posts about the Sugar Beet Harvest
FIRST DAY IN NORTH DAKOTA
Hillsboro, North Dakota, we have arrived
GETTING READY FOR WORK
Some paperwork to get us started
ON THE JOB TRAINING
A trip to the Hillsboro factory for some OJT
TEN DAYS OF WORK
Notes and pictures on our ten days of work
A quick summary of the annual campaign of sugar beet processing
THE SUGAR BEET
Bigger than a coconut, smaller than a football. Here is the story on the sugar beet
I was very impressed with the big machine we worked on. I thought you might like to learn more.
THE SUGAR BEET PILE
How big is a pile that contains 90,000 tons? Here are some pictures and figures
DOWN AND DIRTY: GIVING BACK THE TARE DIRT
Harvesting root crops produces dirt. How to handle and dispose of it is an interesting side story
A LOOK AT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
A $20 billion industry with 142,000 jobs in 22 states. Take a look at the Sugar Beet Industry
AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
Get a closer look at the company providing this workamping opportunity.
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS
If you are a workamper interested in short term hard work for big bucks, here’s the link