Harvest time is an important period in North Dakota and our farmers get busy working day and night to get it done every year. It isn’t always easy, but it pushes the state’s agriculture to be some of the best in the entire country. They don’t call us “the breadbasket of the nation” for nothing. Watching the combines at work in the fields from the ground can already be fascinating, but if you’ve ever wondered what it looked like from a bird’s-eye view, you’re in for a treat with this drone video of North Dakota!

Adam Bettenhausen filmed this wheat harvest near Wishek in rural North Dakota with his drone, showcasing the process from an aerial point of view – and it’s completely mesmerizing. To think that at the beginning of the season this field was just freshly tilled dirt and by the end it was lush with the wheat that feeds most of the people in America is fascinating, especially considering all the work that goes into it.

Take a look at these awesome shots:

Bettenhausen also captured the seeding of the very same field with his drone in the spring – check it out right here.

There are some fantastic things you can see from the sky, especially all of the stunning landscapes we have. This drone footage of the badlands is completely breathtaking and is a great way to showcase the abundant natural beauty of North Dakota.

Have any photos you’ve taken of the harvest that you’d like to share? Share them with us in our North Dakota Nature Lovers group on Facebook. North Dakota is primarily agricultural-driven, so let’s embrace it by capturing some awesome shots of it.

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What is North Dakota known for?

Rural North Dakota is certainly one of the most well-known aspects of this state. The acres upon acres of farmland are a huge part of the state's economy and its place in the nation. It's known as the "breadbasket of America" for providing literal tons of crops, especially the durum wheat used in a majority of the country's pasta noodles, to not only the US but also the world. It ranks as number one in America for production in barley, beans, canola, wheat, flaxseed, peas, and even honey. Other top crops include sunflowers, sugarbeets, and potatoes. Of some of these crops, North Dakota produces over half of the nation's supply of every year. Wow!

What are the most popular foods in North Dakota?

With so many crops being grown among the natural beauty of North Dakota, you'd expect some great food to be made here. Popular foods range from authentic German and Scandinavian recipes passed down from the immigrants who moved from those countries to settle the land all those decades ago to things like huge, tasty caramel rolls. Lefse is a popular potato-based food in many households. The tortilla-like food can be eaten with both sweet and savory fillings or toppings or simply eaten plain. German foods like knoephla soup are well-loved by many. The potato and dumpling soup is delicious on a cold winter day, especially if it's made with grandma's special recipe.

What is the most beautiful aerial footage in North Dakota?

You'll find more aerial video of North Dakota in many places. This video captures the beauty of the state's badlands, for example. Here is another fantastic drone video of a North Dakota park showcasing its natural beauty. We've even shared an agricultural video of another part of the process, tilling the fields, in preparation for the next planting.

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