Day One of Husker Harvest Days: Hot Day. Cool Stuff.

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Husker Harvest Days 2013 kicked off Tuesday with great crowds and lots to see and do.

Published on: September 10, 2013

It may have been a warm afternoon in Grand Island at Husker Harvest Days on Tuesday, not only because of the weather, but also because of the interesting and exciting demonstrations, tons of new products and exhibits heating things up.

Dr. Joe Jeffrey related stories about the first live cattle-handling demonstrations 25 years ago, when they were still developing the demos and working on a system to best display and demonstrate the chutes. He had Husker Harvest Days crowds in stitches telling about the humorous happenings in the cattle-handling arena.

Field demonstrations were playing to big crowds on Tuesday, with exciting demonstrations of combining, field preparation, spraying, swathing, raking and baling hay. I also had the pleasure of sitting in the herd dog demonstrations on Tuesday, and was amazed at how much a well-trained dog can do when herding livestock. Also, if you like to Ride n' Drive new vehicles, ATVs and UVs, don't miss those opportunities at Husker Harvest Days.

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More to come. Wednesday is sure to be a little cooler, and packed with materials, displays and information to help make your farm and ranch more profitable. Don’t miss it. Here are a few photos from Tuesday’s events at the show.

Read your September issue of Nebraska Farmer for the Husker Harvest Days program and schedule of events. Be sure to check out Nebraska Farmer online for the latest news on the growing and grazing season. You can read my new print column – Bow Creek Chronicles – in Nebraska Farmer magazine, or follow Husker Home Place on Twitter. And watch this blog the first Friday of every month for my “Field Editor’s Report” featuring the positive stories about the families who raise our food. Pass it on!