Everyone at Husker Harvest Days has drought on their minds, but that’s just another reason you don’t want to miss the 35th annual show at Grand Island. Two days into the show, and we’ve had a little wind, a very hot day and a much more comfortable day. Day 3 looks to be very nice. Weather hasn’t dampened the spirits of the crowds, nor has it squelched the quest producers are on to find new ways to meet and beat the drought.
Even Governor Dave Heineman stopped by the grounds on Wednesday, visiting the impressive, interactive University of Nebraska exhibits on the state of the state’s beef industry. He had announcements at the Nebraska Farm Bureau building and signed a proclamation at the commodities building. Nebraska Farmer editor, Don McCabe, led Governor Heineman on a tour of the Nebraska Farmer/Farm Progress displays at the Hospitality Tent and through the health exhibits and agency booths participating.
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If you are planning to visit HHD on Day 3, you will want to attend the harvest demonstrations and haying demonstrations for sure, as well as the cattle handling activities featuring the ever-popular Dr. Joe and his crew.
Catch Ron Knodel’s horse gentling clinic, the cool stock dog demonstrations, tillage and field preparation, antique tractor and farm implement exhibits and demonstrations and don’t forget to get in on all of the “ride and drive” activities offered by several vendors this year.
There is plenty of food and fun, entertainment and business going on at Husker Harvest Days on Day 3 as this year’s version comes to a close.
And, if you are planning to attend, be sure to stop by the Hospitality Tent to say hello to Nebraska Farmer editor, Don McCabe, or myself, or any of the other Farm Progress editors and staff attending. We truly look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones in Grand Island!
Be sure to watch www.nebraskafarmer.com and read our current September print issue of Nebraska Farmer for news, information and tips on meeting the challenges of drought and a preview of what’s in store at Husker Harvest Days. Your best online resource for drought information is the Farm Progress drought site at www.DatelineDrought.com.