Husker Harvest Days is scheduled for Sept. 14 to 16 at the show site near Grand Island, Neb. But preparations for the ever-popular corn harvest demonstrations that take place each day of the show begin in the spring with getting the corn in the ground in a timely manner.
Roger and Jason Luebbe, farm managers for HHD, take that responsibility seriously. The Luebbes and their crew work hard to get corn planting done on time each season, but weather is always a concern.
This season, corn planting commenced in the harvest demo fields April 12, and it was completed by April 14. Although Grand Island had recently experienced heavy rain, the fields at the show site were in good shape by mid-April for planting.
Nebraska Farmer was there to witness planting time at HHD. Click through our slideshow gallery of corn planting photos from HHD to learn more about the maturity of the corn being planted, as well as other details about planting strategies for the show site.
Learn more about Husker Harvest Days at the show Facebook page or at huskerharvestdays.com.