• Don McCabe

    There Is Much More To HHD Than Field Demos

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on September 19, 2013

    Some things never change. Take Husker Harvest Days for instance. I've been to every one of the 36 shows so far at the permanent site west of Grand Island and this year's event was one of the best. It's always a great venue for me to interact with Nebraska Farmer readers and to learn about new technologies and farm tools. And it's a great way to catch up on what the state's farm organizations are up to. And the weather at HHD consistently throws a surprise or two…

    Continue Reading


  • Don McCabe

    In The Numbers Game, Nebraska Scores Big Time

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on September 6, 2013

    I'm no numbers whiz, but I do find it fun to get caught up in numbers and rankings. To me, baseball is fascinating not only because I love the game but also because there is no end to the statistical possibilities—as in, "What left-handed pitcher, during the ninth inning of playoff games, leads the American League in walks?" No, I don't have the answer. It's just an example. I've read of national rankings that can get downright silly and subjective like…

    Continue Reading


  • Don McCabe

    Sandhills: Land Of The Yellow

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on September 1, 2013

    A jaunt through the Nebraska Sandhills is always a highlight of my travels in Nebraska. As most Nebraskans know, this mixed grass prairie covering nearly one-fourth of the state presents a unique landscape of undulating grass-covered dunes, consistently flowing streams and some of the best grazing in the world. Windmills and cattle dot the ridges, dunes and meadows. I've heard numerous times of people, particularly in spring and early summer, who say they've never seen the…

    Continue Reading