Schemper Harvesting is currently hiring qualified individuals for the 2024 harvest season, beginning in May and finishing in November typically. Come join the "American Harvest" and gain exceptional agricultural experience! Class A CDL drivers with ag machinery experience necessary! Apply today!


Who We Are & What We Do
Schemper Harvesting is a family-owned and operated custom harvesting business whose main purpose is to provide a professional harvesting service to farmers throughout the Midwest and the Great Plains. We harvest wheat and other small grains, corn and soybeans throughout the USA with John Deere combines and a complete line of up-to-date supporting equipment. LaVern, JC, and Jared are 2nd and 3rd generation harvesters from Holdrege, Nebraska, and our main priority is to provide you with a job well done.

With 60+ years in business, we are known as a dependable and professional harvesting service. We can get your crops harvested on time and done right, and will give you the most out of every acre by doing the job efficiently and professionally. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you in the near future.

Harvesting History
Schemper Harvesting was founded back in the 1950s when Jerry Schemper went out on the wheat belt to try out the custom harvesting business. During this time, Jerry established our name with customers that we still have to this day, as well as stops on our route. He started the harvest in southwest Oklahoma and went as far north as Cut Bank, Montana.  He harvested in 7 states and we still do today.  He probably didn't realize that he was the very beginning of a family tradition in the custom harvesting business. LaVern became a partner in the 1960s and is a 2nd generation harvester. JC and Jared became partners in the 1990s and are 3rd generation harvesters.

Jerry Schemper 1st Generation Custom Harvester
Schemper Harvesting early 1980's
Schemper Harvesting early 1980's 
Schemper Harvesting early 1980's 
Schemper Harvesting 1981

Schemper Harvesting in the Media
Schemper family interview at the United States Custom Harvesters Convention in Grand Island, Nebraska
Schempers named NTV's Farm Family of the Month for March 2012.   >> Read the full story

Schemper pronounced SKEM-per