Sask. farmers set to break harvesting world record
On Saturday, more than 200 farmers are set to help break a world record for the most combines in the same field harvesting at the same time.
The event, organized by Harvest For Kids, is taking place at a field about 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon on Highway 12, near the Barn Playhouse.
The previous world record set this summer in Ireland is 208 combines, but Dekek Unrau, director of Harvest For Kids, hopes to shatter that.
"On the field, we have room for 249 (combines) total, so there is definitely room for anybody that wants to join," he said.
Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, the combines will be harvesting a crop of oats which will be sold and the profits donated to help send kids in developing countries to arts, crafts and sports camps.
Unrau said so far they have had a great response.
"It's a great feeling when you have so many people, volunteers, farmers rallying behind what we're doing," he said.
If you still want to register your combine to take part, you can visit their website.
If combining isn't your thing, there will be activities for the whole family including pony rides, climbing walls, a mini-carnival, car racing, old-time harvest demonstrations and food.
A benefit concert featuring the group High Valley is also planned for Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon.
Tickets are available here.
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