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Don’t get lost: Here’s your field demo mapDon’t get lost: Here’s your field demo map

Field demonstration locations are announced for Husker Harvest Days.

Mindy Ward

September 11, 2023

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What sets Husker Harvest Days apart from all other farm shows? It’s 340 acres of field demonstrations.

The field demonstrations are a popular attraction with thousands of visitors standing in the fields, behind the string line, watching machines work. You can see a new combine, grain cart or tillage tool at work right in an actual cornfield.

Feel free to sift through the stalk residue or pick up the dirt after tillage tools. Then get a little judgmental. This is the one place you can compare your favorite company or piece of equipment to its competitors.

But field demos are not just available for row crops.

Head over to the hay equipment demonstrations and watch the mowers and rakes. Inspect the alfalfa stems for leaves before they bale it. Then check out the big round balers in action.

The map offers you a chance to know where the demonstrations will take place each day.

Check them out during this year’s Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 12-14, in Grand Island.

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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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