Watch a Californian adolescent explain how he started harvesting and learn how he learned responsibility and hard work on the job.
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Teaching Adolescents Responsibility with Combine Harvesting Hi I'm Spencer Van Ruiten and this is my California Heartland. It takes quite a bit of dedication to be out here 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. One of the hardest parts is lining up with the harvest tool when it’s going and you’re going and you can't get too close and you got to fill up the bunk out without overloading any one part. When I first started I was pretty nervous, I was afraid I was going to hit something because it’s a little tricky to drive. It takes a little time to adjust. I did manage to hit a couple of things but nothing too serious. It definitely gets easier as you get older because you insist to understanding how the different machinery works. Start noticing like the differences in the terrain and how that affects your driving, it definitely gets easier the more you do it. I enjoy it. It’s really hot, dirty, tiring long hours. Thanks for hanging out with me in my California Heartland.