Sugarbeet harvest

Have you ever wondered how a sugarbeet is harvested?

What about how it ultimately ends up in our houses as beautiful sugar for all our favorite recipes?

Charlie Bauer, a Michigan farmer from the Thumb, hosted a ridealong with program coordinator Elaine Bristol. Virtually step inside the harvester cab and hear about sugarbeet harvest directly from a Michigan farmer!

The Q&A with Charlie included:

  • What happens to a Michigan Sugar Company sugarbeet from growing in the field to what’s found on a store shelf
  • The difference between sugar from sugarbeets, sugarcane or GMO sugarbeets
  • One example of farmers protecting Michigan’s environment
  • What keeps farmers motivated to continue in a farm business


What questions would you like answered about sugarbeets?