Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Video Shows Dorchester At Harvest Time

Dorchester is not the sleepy, "nothing-is-going-on-here" community some say it is. 

That is especially true at harvest -- when area farmers are putting in 18-hour days.

New video shot by a drone from high in the sky give us a new bird's eye perspective on just how bustling our community is during the autumn.  

(UPDATE: We received notice of this video of Dorchester farmer Ron Barak, as well.  The video was shot by DHS alum Brett Boller and his DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone.)

The just-released video, which has gone viral on social media, also gives an interesting perspective on how the commodities that fuel our area economy move from the fields to the elevators. 

The video can be seen at the Farmers Cooperative Facebook page, or by clicking here.

This follows earlier fly-over footage released in January 2015 that captured the essence of daily life in Dorchester -- from the trains moving parallel to Highway 6, to the shiny new water tower, to the vehicles on main street, to the activity at the Co-op fueling station, to construction at the Farmers Cooperative headquarters.

We aren't sure who filmed the videos and set them to inspiring music.  But we commend the Farmers Cooperative for posting the footage, especially since the cooperative is responsible for much of our community's commercial activity and growth.

This video makes all of us quite proud of our town.


  1. The video of the bean harvest could have been taken in the early 1970s because the combine is that old. John Deere must make good machines if they are still running today. In Iowa all the farmers are so big you would not believe it. We see 5 or 6 combines in the same field at one time.

  2. Hey now, be kind. Some of us old coots were using John Deere 55 combines until the late 1990s

    1. before federal farm bill subsidies allowed big farms to become mega farms. thanks uncle sam.

  3. Do not see any red combines in the field. They must all be in the shop.

  4. Pure propaganda! True video would show trucks waiting 2 hours to unload at "the pile!"


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