Husker Harvest is Right Around the Corner

Kelly MarshallEvents, UAV

HHD15-flagThe 38th annual Husker Harvest Days are set for September 15-17 in Grand Island, Neb.  Last year farmers and ranchers for 28 states and several countries attend the event.  Visitors had the opportunity to see more than 600 exhibitors.  Highlights for this year are the field demonstrations, including corn combining, tillage, haying, and precision farming.  New this year will be a UAV demonstration.

Combining demos run each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fields 1, 2 and 3. Each company will comment on their combine, grain cart or other piece of machinery before they demonstrate in the field. 

Field preparation equipment will follow the combines in the same field. Tillage demos feature primary and secondary tillage tools as well as high-speed vertical tillage machines. Haying demos include mowing, raking, baling and hay handling. They are planned each afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Field 4 all three days.

UAV  demonstrations will debut at this year’s Husker Harvest Days. Located in the DI East area at the southeast corner of the show site, numerous UAV manufacturers and marketers will be demonstrating and explaining their drones and capabilities throughout each day of the show. Each company will have 15 minutes of flight time. 

The show also holds the title of “The world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show.” All of the nation’s largest irrigation companies and many irrigation pump, parts and associated equipment manufacturers and distributors are exhibitors at the show.

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. See the website for more information.