A tradition at Husker Harvest Days since its inception 34 years ago, field demonstrations give farmers the opportunity to see the biggest and the best machinery compete side by side in regular field conditions.
Demonstrations planned for this year include corn combining, tillage demonstrations, haying demonstrations and precision farming demonstrations, where the newest technologies in agriculture will be on display. Husker Harvest Days is scheduled Sept. 13, 14 and 15 just west of Grand Island, Nebraska.
Corn combing demonstrations run each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fields 1, 2 and 3. Field preparation equipment (spraying, shredding, tillage) will follow the corn combines in the same fields. These demos run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Regardless if you are in the market for auto-steer equipment or a GPS receiver, companies will be allotted areas to showcase their brand of precision equipment. Many companies offer farmers the opportunity to climb in the cab with a knowledgeable operator to experience the tools in action. The Ride N' Drive area is located on the south side of South Tram Road, between the parking lot and show site and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and until 4 p.m. on.
Haying demonstrations that include mowing, raking, baling and hay handling demos are planned. These demonstrations run each afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Every farm, large or small, needs at least one lawn mower. HHD visitors will have a chance to check out various makes and models. Mowing demonstrations run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day of the show. Look for them in the southeast corner of the exhibit field.
Plan to attend
Husker Harvest Days is located west of Grand Island, 1-1/2 miles north and 2 miles west of Alda in central Nebraska on Husker Highway. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. Adult tickets are available for sale on the Husker Harvest Days website and at the show gates. For additional information, visit www.HuskerHarvestDays.com. The public is welcome.