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Map your visit to HHD field demos

Field demonstration locations have been announced for Husker Harvest Days.

Mindy Ward

September 12, 2022

1 Min Read
Visitors at HHD watching combine demos
IN THE ACTION: No other show offers an up-close look at combines while they are in the field. Take advantage of this opportunity at Husker Harvest Days.Mindy Ward

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

You can see a new combine, grain cart or tillage tool at work right in an actual cornfield, and then compare your favorite to its competitors.

The field demonstrations at Husker Harvest Days offer visitors the chance to get in the fields, check out the machines and look at the results. So feel free to walk through the corn residue and pick up the dirt after the tillage tools operate.

Then head to the hay equipment demonstrations and watch the mowers and rakes. Pick up the alfalfa and inspect the stems for leaves before baling. Then see the big round balers in action.

The field demonstrations are a popular attraction, with thousands of visitors standing in the fields behind the rope line. Check out the map for where the demonstrations will take place each day.

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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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