GRAND ISLAND – Husker Harvest Days 2021 may have wrapped up last week, but for farmers and ranchers in attendance, the new ideas and technologies at the show can keep their wheels turning well beyond harvest season.
"As always, Husker Harvest Days lived up to its legacy of being a premier farm show for operators across the Midwest," said Don Tourte, Senior Vice President of Sales and Events with Farm Progress. "This event connects farmers and ranchers with other industry professionals from across the country and has become an important annual milestone for many farm families."
Attendees laid eyes on some of the newest innovations in on-farm technology, from tractors, harvesters and other implements to seed and crop protection essentials. Field demonstrations of these products covered combining, tillage, haying, precision farming, UAVs and self-propelled spraying and mowing. The show saw plenty of FFA groups in attendance, and there was even an appearance by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
On-site seminars were held to introduce farmers to new and innovative ways to improve their overall profitability and productivity. Autonomous equipment also had its time to shine, with autonomous machines on display and in operation each day of the event.
Irrigation always plays a key role at Husker Harvest Days, as the leading irrigation and irrigation accessories companies put their latest and greatest products in the forefront. And for ranchers, cattle handling demos and programming let farmers make equipment comparisons and learn some new practices and ideas to keep their business booming. SAV America, the $1.51 million world-record Angus bull owned by Herbster Angus Farms of Falls City, Neb., also was on site to show off during the event.
"There was something for everyone at this year's show," said Tourte. "There's not much that can beat the environment of an in-person farm show, and this year's Husker Harvest Days was no exception. We can't wait to continue the legacy in 2022."
About Husker Harvest Days
Farm Progress' Husker Harvest Days, the nation's largest, totally irrigated working farm show, annually hosts more than 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines, farm implements, seed and crop protection products Beef handling equipment, feed; and many additional crop and livestock supplies and services.
About Farm Progress
As part of Informa Markets, Farm Progress is the largest, most diversified agriculture information business in North America. Through a robust network of live events, digital products, data, marketing services, broadcasting and local and national publications, Farm Progress enables the nation's most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers to connect and do business. It serves 80 percent of the 2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85 percent of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product. Visit our website at https://Marketing.FarmProgress.com.