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Field Crops Program

Field Crops Program Details

CAEP's field crops program hosts are located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. CAEP's U.S. hosts are very progressive operations that are using new technology. Host farms generally range between 3,000 and 15,000 acres in size. Host farms give the exchange visitor good insight into most aspects of their operation, which can include marketing of their crops directly or globally. As a participant, you will need to have experience operating a tractor and have good language skills, as most communication is done with a mobile phone or two-way radio. Participants on crops farms gain much experience in the growing, management and harvest of various crops.

This program can include:

  • Farm Machinery
  • Maintaining crops
  • Harvesting
  • Communication

Program Availability:

Begin in March/April and end in November/December

Skills

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Crop rotation management
  • Global position systems skills
  • Weed identification
  • Seed
  • Fertilizer and crop protection decisions
  • Farm bookkeeping
  • Marketing of crops including options and forward contracting
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Maintenance and repair of farm machinery
  • Harvesting and drying of crops
  • Time management

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

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