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Matt Jungmann in Husker Harvest Days shirt Willie Vogt
SHOW-READY: Husker Harvest Days offers features not found at any other farm show, including a focus on irrigation technology and livestock innovations.

Building on Nebraska success for 2020

Manager’s Notebook: Husker Harvest Days has seen big changes in the last two years, offering opportunities for exhibitors and visitors.

With spring work already creeping up on farmers, it’s also a reminder that fall show season really can’t be that far behind. In my role as events manager for the company that owns Husker Harvest Days, I understand how valuable our shows can be to visitors. But I also know, as a farmer, that time is precious.

Returning visitors to Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island, Neb., may have missed our major improvements, including all-new roads and drainage. Essentially this is the best outdoor facility in the world. And the show has a unique exhibitor base that recognizes that farmers in the West don’t raise crops like they do back East.

Visitors to this show can find a fair share of livestock equipment exhibitors, as well as the biggest exhibit of irrigation tools in the country. The show itself lays claim to be the only fully irrigated farm show in existence. With all the major pivot manufacturers based in Nebraska, they all put their best foot forward.

As part of our improvements to the site, we upgraded our livestock show area, where we conduct cattle handling demonstrations. In 2019, we went a step further and added seminar sessions with in-depth information for cattle producers. We’re looking to build on that in 2020 based on what we learned, and will add more this year.

Of course, for 2020, we're all hoping for a more “normal” crop year versus what we faced in 2019.

Husker Harvest Days is always the week after Labor Day week, and Labor Day is late this year. Husker Harvest Days runs Sept. 15 to 17. Mark your calendars.

Keep up with what's happening at the show by checking out the show website — For quicker updates, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter. And we’ll have an updated show app midyear to help you plan your visit. Make plans to join us in Grand Island.

Jungmann is events manager for Informa/Farm Progress, owner of Husker Harvest Days.


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