Headed to the Shed - Veum Tobacco Harvest Series 3 of 4
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"Headed to the Shed" - Veum Tobacco Harvest Series 3 of 4 Loaded tobacco wagons headed for unloading at shed Many may not realize, but this area around Stoughton (Dane County, Wisconsin) produces quite a lot of tobacco (variety for chewing, not smoking), going back a hundred years or more. I had to good fortune to notice this tobacco harvest, ongoing, at the Veum farm, and I stopped by. Every part of growing tobacco is very labor-intensive, but it continues to be a good cash-crop for local farmers who still hold contracts to sell. These folks were all so friendly and hospitible, answering questions (thanks Shelby!) and allowing me to photograph the harvest action, drying shed, and even inviting me for beers after they finished for the day! Farmers are good folk... Images captured 8/20 and 8/21/22.
August 25th, 2022
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