• Work the Land Instead of the Desk

     
    POSTED October 5, 2016
     

Extreme Sandbox has just introduced their latest adventure—Extreme Harvest Experience—where people swap their day job for a farming experience.

Randy Senger, CEO of the Hastings-based company, partnered with several local farmers to bring the experience to interested individuals. The one-hour adventure includes driving a Lexion 730 Combine and other tractors during the harvest season for limited time only. Participants will harvest mostly soybeans and corn.

"We've been creating an awesome construction experience for people for years while helping to develop a real appreciation for the industry," says Stenger. "We thought it'd be great to do the same for farmers. No one really gets to experience the machines, being in the field hands-on. Farming is important to Minnesota. What a cool way to see what it's like while also bringing some deserved attention to those that help us put food on the table."

There are only six weeks in the fall harvesting season, which goes from the first week of October until mid-November. Orders must be purchased by Oct. 31 either through their website, extremesandbox.com, or by calling 855.DIG4FUN. Schedules depend on weather and availability.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.