2019 POTATO HARVEST
This year we will be loading out at the Turtle Lake and Dawson areas. We are looking for reliable drivers to transport our potatoes to Grand Forks, ND.
Julie mailed out paperwork on the 8th of July. A link with the required paperwork is included on this website in the white box to the lower right, simply click on the link.
This website will have updates during harvest to notify the drivers of any cancellations due to weather.
DIRECTIONS TO TURTLE LAKE LOADOUT: From Turtle Lake go North on Hwy 41 for 2 miles (Lake Brekken sign on your right). Turn West on 9th St NW for 1 mile, the road will go North on 18th Av NW for 1 mile. Turn West on 10th St NW for approx. 1½ miles. Load-out along south side of the roadside.
DIRECTIONS TO DAWSON LOADOUT: Exit 208 Dawson 5.5 miles South. East side of the road.
Welcome to Dawson Farms!
Our farm was established in 1996 as a potato farm. Over the past 20 years, our acreage has grown to allow us to rotate our acres of potatoes with other rotation crops planted on a 3-4 year rotation. We have recently diversified even more with the addition of commercial cattle under irrigated forage pivots used for grazing and for a variety of hay crops. The goal behind adding cattle to our farm is to better manage the health of the soil while producing top quality beef.
We specialize in a variety of russet potatoes; specifically Burbank, Ranger, and Umatilla varieties. Our rotation crops consist of a variety of soil enriching commodity crops such as peas, beans, and irrigated grazing crops (seed mixture of peas, oats, radishes, millet, and other high intensity grazing plants). Additionally, when the market demands, we will grow several pivots of wheat, corn and soy beans. The straw from our wheat and oat fields is then baled for use in our cattle barns and calving areas.
Whether you are a college student, accountant, rancher, agronomist, ag-business major, mechanic, or experienced farm equipment operator, Dawson Farms is a great place to work in the farm and cattle industries. At Dawson Farms, you can pursue a simple internship or a lifelong career working with us as we continually work to be progressive and utilize the best (not always the newest) technologies to yield quality products with efficient time management and excellent maintenance of our equipment.
Integrity: A farm where employees and customers are treated fairly, and honesty is held to the utmost importance.
Teamwork: The farm and employees work together to achieve goals that neither one could accomplish on their own.
Leadership: We use well trained and motivated leaders to grow and expand to new areas of farm and ranch production.
Knowledge: Stay on the leading edge of technology, continue to educate employees in all aspects of the farm and ranch industry.
Experience: Cross train each employee on the farm to be able to do any job that the farm has available and grow to higher positions in the company.
We will lead the industry by combining the wisdom of old with modern technologies to efficiently reduce risks and increase productivity using a balanced, diversified, and progressive approach to production and marketing.
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