The 2011 Husker Harvest Days Farm Show will be held in Grand Island, Neb. Sept. 13, 14, and 15 and there will be plenty to see. A great way to plan your days is using the show map planner. With a few clicks, you may now plan your visit to Husker Harvest Days online. It's a great tool for you to optimize your time at the show and make sure you don't miss your favorite exhibitors and events. Visit www.HuskerHarvestDays.com and click on Interactive Map and Exhibitor list to get started!
Field demonstrations have always been a showcase event during Husker Harvest Days. Several demonstrations are planned for this year’s show including corn combining, field preparation, strip tillage, haying and precision tools.
The schedule for the daily demonstrations starts with corn harvest at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each company representative will comment about their combine, grain cart or other piece of machinery before they demonstrate it in the field. Field preparation equipment including sprayers, shredding and tillage) will follow the combines each day from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Precision agriculture demonstrations including Strip Till, run throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haying demos including mowing, raking, baling and hay handling will run each afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Irrigation Association is teaming up with the show to present a key seminar on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:30 and 1:30 from Dr. Robert D. von Bernuth, education director for Iowa, and professor emeritus, Michigan State University.
"How to decide if energy saving irrigation system components are worth the cost" will explore a method for deciding whether the higher cost component with potential energy or water savings is worth the cost. Von Bernuth will look at a range of components including pumps, application packages and pipes. The seminar will be held at the Nebraska Farmer Hospitality Tent right in the center of the show grounds.
A benefit auction will be held each day at 1 p.m. with all proceeds going to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Also Husker Harvest Days and Monsanto have teamed up to help feed Nebraskas’ hungry with the Monsanto America’s Farmers Food Drive. You can help. As part of the initiative, Husker Harvest Dyas visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the show. Each gate will have a drop-off location. For every pound of food donated, Monsanto will donate $1 in cash to the United Way, up to $20,000.
Advanced tickets are now available. Husker Harvest Days visitors interested in purchasing four or more tickets can order them in advance of the show by visiting www.HuskerHarvestDays.com and save money! Go to the Husker Harvest Days website and click on the tickets button. The online ticket price is $7 while regular ticket price at the gate is $10. Tickets will be mailed to you after the purchase is complete.