Florida tobacco harvest video

Florida tobacco harvest caught on video

• While helping with tobacco harvest on the Roosevelt & Travis Dicks farm, Extension agent Mace Bauer is gathering yield data and shooting video of the operation.

I have been working with the Roosevelt & Travis Dicks farm here in Columbia County to get the tobacco out of the field and they are helping me collect yield and quality data for a dozen released varieties.

Things are going well on the farm and they are harvesting a high quality crop

I made this video over several days on the farm. I did most of the jobs shown here as well, and hope I shared the physical nature of what is going on as well as the unique combination of equipment and manpower to harvest, cure, and deliver tobacco.

The labor is mostly local high school students making some money for the summer. There are a few tobacco “veterans” around who no longer grow tobacco, but fill in after their day jobs and on weekends.  

See the video by clicking here.


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