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Stepping Towards Gratitude

Stepping Towards Gratitude

Each season, NATS partners with a local non-profit organization and donates $1 for every acre that our detasseling crew covers. For years, we have been sponsoring students in Kenya through a local non-profit called Hope Venture. In June 2023, Dawn had the opportunity...

HOW GOD ANSWERED OUR DREAM TO BUILD A SCHOOL

HOW GOD ANSWERED OUR DREAM TO BUILD A SCHOOL

“I had to give up the idea of building a small school for the children in the Bangalore, India slum quarry. It was very hard for me to do that. You can only imagine my utter astonishment about how God provided for that need.” When 2011 came, Cynci asked Dawn if she’d...

TURNING SEASONAL WORK INTO BLESSINGS FOR OTHERS

TURNING SEASONAL WORK INTO BLESSINGS FOR OTHERS

“How can we make a seasonal business impact our community and world for good long after the summer is over?” This question has been at the heart behind the NATS projects. At NATS, we want to impact our community and world for God. Each year NATS donates $1 per acre...

TEN BUCKS CAN BUY A BACKPACK… WITH STRAPS

TEN BUCKS CAN BUY A BACKPACK… WITH STRAPS

“If you have an extra ten bucks and want to change someone’s life, this would be an excellent way to do it.” In 2012, Cynci was about to launch a backpack project. A $10 backpack full of school supplies would be the key for kids to attend school in India. Dawn...

FROM CORNFIELDS TO LAW SCHOOL

FROM CORNFIELDS TO LAW SCHOOL

“I was sitting in this room full of attorneys who were picking apart my résumé during the interview. The one thing they all kept coming back to was ‘You detasseled for NINE years?’” Sarah (Hoefler) Kniep grew up in small town Firth, Nebraska, with three siblings. Her...

ROHAN AND HIS FAVORITE GIRL

ROHAN AND HIS FAVORITE GIRL

“I started detasseling because I wanted to save enough money to buy a horse.” Standing fifteen hands tall, this chocolate brown beauty has a very special owner. Not very many teenagers can say that they purchased a horse using their own money. But Abigail Fox can....

DETASSELING – A FAMILY AFFAIR

DETASSELING – A FAMILY AFFAIR

Little did Liz Feuerborn realize back in 2008 that when she gave permission to her daughter, Nancy, to start her first job, that she was starting a family tradition. At the time, Nancy was 14. One of her friends had told her about detasseling, and she decided that she...

DETASSELING FOR A DEATH STAR

DETASSELING FOR A DEATH STAR

When Justice Wyatt began his first day detasseling on that temperate Nebraska morning, he had one goal in mind: to finally buy the 3,803 piece Lego Star Wars Death Star he’d dreamed about since he was five years old. The price of the Death Star was steep, and even...

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