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High-flying canines come to Husker Harvest Days

From rescue to rock stars, The Canine Stars perform dock diving for visitors at the show.

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While Husker Harvest Days features exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages, one event is sure to bring the whole family together. The Canine Stars will be at the show to perform their dock diving act, courtesy of Grinnell Mutual.

This team of dogs has amazed spectators across the country with their various extreme dog sports:

  • dock diving

  • Frisbee disc freestyle routines

  • big air stunts

They have even appeared on national TV, performing an act on Season 16 of “America’s Got Talent.”

The trainers and the adopted dogs work to promote pet adoption while sharing their talents with audiences from all over. The group has been performing since 2012.

For your chance to see the dogs in action, swing by one of their performances at Husker Harvest Days at Lot 128 along the North Shuttle Road. The group will perform at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day of the show.

The Canine Stars’ stunt dog show also offers online training to support dog trainers who aspire to become performers.

The current stunt dog school training programs are tailored for all ages. But they were built for those who are young at heart. Check it out at

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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.

Allison Lund

Indiana Prairie Farmer Senior Editor, Farm Progress

Allison Lund worked as a staff writer for Indiana Prairie Farmer before becoming editor in 2024. She graduated from Purdue University with a major in agricultural communications and a minor in crop science. She served as president of Purdue’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter. In 2022, she received the American FFA Degree. 

Lund grew up on a cash grain farm in south-central Wisconsin, where the primary crops were corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. Her family also raised chewing tobacco and Hereford cattle. She spent most of her time helping with the tobacco crop in the summer and raising Boer goats for FFA projects. She lives near Winamac, Ind.

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