• 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.

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession: