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App keeps you on schedule during show

Download the Husker Harvest Days app to your smartphone for the latest farm show information.

Mindy Ward, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

August 23, 2021

3 Min Read
Smart phone with HHD app
PALM OF YOUR HANDS: All Husker Harvest Days information is right at your fingertips with the free HHD app. Search for it at your smartphone store.hocus-focus/Getty Images

Don’t miss out on your favorite field demonstration or financial presentation at Husker Harvest Days when you download the app. It is all you need to stay connected during the show.

From your smartphone or mobile device, just visit to the App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android, and search for “Husker Harvest Days 2021.” With the app, you can track your way around the largest totally irrigated farm show in the U.S., find exhibitors, access category listings and manage your day on the demo field.

The Husker Harvest Days farm show app allows you to get up-to-the-minute information, such as show hours, schedule of events and the listing of exhibitors, searchable alphabetically. The app also provides easy access to show maps, exhibitor lists, hotel information and more.

Even more important, the app can send notifications. You must turn it on in the settings, but once it’s on, a notice (not a text message) is sent to your phone to let you know about demos starting or weather-related postponements.

Feel free to share what you see with others through the Husker Harvest Days app. It has a social media tab that lets you post directly to Twitter or Facebook.

Make sure to download the new Husker Harvest Days 2021 app before heading to this year’s show, Sept. 14-16 in Grand Island, Neb.


Other apps of interest

The following apps are available at the App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android:

Farm Progress. Keep up on local ag news, grain and livestock markets, enhanced weather information, and blogs with the Farm Progress app. This app automatically directs you to the right local Farm Progress website, or you can choose your favorite.

The app offers direct access to American Agriculturist, Dakota Farmer, Indiana Prairie Farmer, Kansas Farmer, Michigan Farmer, Missouri Ruralist, Nebraska Farmer, Ohio Farmer, Prairie Farmer, The Farmer, Wallaces Farmer, Western Farmer-Stockman and Wisconsin Agriculturist.

Growing Degree Days. The Growing Degree Days application measures the maturity of your crop by viewing current and past growing degree days data from your farm’s location. GDD is a measure of heat accumulation used in agriculture to predict the date crops will reach maturity.

Touch the map pin to display growing degree days for your current location. Move the map pin to see growing degree days for a different location.

Growing degree days are listed by month and summarized for the year. The current year’s growing degree days are compared to the previous year’s growing degree days.

Grain Storage Manager. The Grain Storage Manager app is a free tool developed for grain farmers that allows them to manage the storage of their crops from the field to the bin, and then to delivery or sale. The GSM app lets users easily create virtual bins; set their capacity, location and crop; and then track the crop loaded in or loaded out of that bin throughout the year. The graphic interface shows the current usage (percentage of capacity), total bushels housed and each transaction recorded for loads in and out of the bin.

The GSM app is the best way to track grain during harvest and throughout the year. The phone app makes it easy and convenient to keep track of loads into your bins or loads into the local elevator. All the data are stored in the cloud and are immediately available.

No more keeping track of scale tickets or wondering how much grain you hauled to town. You’ll easily be able to know when it is time to move augers and know which bins have room for more grain.






About the Author(s)

Mindy Ward

Editor, Missouri Ruralist

Mindy resides on a small farm just outside of Holstein, Mo, about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.

After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism, she worked briefly at a public relations firm in Kansas City. Her husband’s career led the couple north to Minnesota.

There, she reported on large-scale production of corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and dairy, as well as, biofuels for The Land. After 10 years, the couple returned to Missouri and she began covering agriculture in the Show-Me State.

“In all my 15 years of writing about agriculture, I have found some of the most progressive thinkers are farmers,” she says. “They are constantly searching for ways to do more with less, improve their land and leave their legacy to the next generation.”

Mindy and her husband, Stacy, together with their daughters, Elisa and Cassidy, operate Showtime Farms in southern Warren County. The family spends a great deal of time caring for and showing Dorset, Oxford and crossbred sheep.

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