He has been a part of a custom harvesting crew this summer. Custom harvesters travel from Texas to Montana during wheat cutting season as hired hands to cut the wheat and haul the grains of wheat to storage for market. It is not a glamorous life. But seeing America has to be a great experience.
Here is a picture from his combine cab. The crew is currently in Montana! The fact that a company trusts a 17-year old with a hundreds of thousands of dollars equipment is saying a lot!
If you want to read a great blog about family custom harvesting--great because it is well-written and has plenty of photos- read Tracy Zeorian's blog at http://nebraskawheatie.com/