Nebraska Farmer, working with the Agricultural Institute of Nebraska in Grand Island, developed the Husker Harvest Days event in 1978, on 1,000 acres of former U.S. Army Ordnance land located west of this central Nebraska city. The goal for the event rating, from its beginning and today, is to showcase the latest products, services, information and practices in agriculture.
Husker Harvest Days has become one of the nation’s premier working farm shows, with exhibitors, cropping technology and field demonstrations geared to Nebraska and Western Corn Belt agriculture. It is the nation’s largest farm show where all field crops and crop technology plots are irrigated. The crops produced on site for field demonstrations and crop culture exhibits are under various center-pivot and lateral-move sprinkler irrigation systems and feature additional irrigation products and configurations. Many of these systems are demonstrated during the show.