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Sit behind the wheel and try out a new truck or utility vehicle under the toughest terrain.

Mindy Ward, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

September 4, 2019

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aking the truck through unique farm conditions would be nearly impossible at a city dealership. But at HHD, trucks and utilit
TEST DRIVE: Taking the truck through unique farm conditions would be nearly impossible at a city dealership. But at HHD, trucks and utility vehicles run through country courses.

If you are searching for a new truck or utility vehicle, Husker Harvest Days brings the test drive to you.

A popular event at Husker Harvest Days is always the Ride ’n’ Drive course, where visitors can go way beyond kicking the tires of the latest UTV or truck. This event allows visitors to put their choice of vehicle through an obstacle course full of steep hills and uneven curves — all on a dirt track.

At Husker Harvest Days, you can sit behind the wheel and try out vehicles under the toughest terrain.

Company representatives are on hand to answer questions and point out the unique features of their equipment.

Ram and John Deere are participating in the Ride ’n’ Drive courses for 2018. Ram will have a variety of trucks, while John Deere will showcase its Gator lineup. All test tracks are located along Flag (Chief) Road or the south shuttle road in the southeast corner of the exhibit field.

There is no extra cost to participate in a Ride ’n’ Drive. Hours for the Ride ’n’ Drives are the same as the show hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-11, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12.

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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