Nebraska's Largest Farm Show Returns In-person This Week

Sept. 13, 2021, 11:18 a.m. ·

A man is holding freshly cut alfalfa and examining it. A bright red hay harvester can be seen cutting alfalfa in the background. A group of people stand behind the man holding the hay in the deep green-colored hay field.
A man examines freshly cut alfalfa at Husker Harvest Days. (Photo courtesy of Husker Harvest Days)

After a COVID-19 induced hiatus, Nebraska’s largest farm show returns this week in Grand Island. Husker Harvest Days was virtual last year, but the 44th year will return to a one-thousand acre layout starting Tuesday.

Matt Jungmann is National Events Director for Farm Progress, which organizes the show. He said he’s excited for the agriculture industry to get together in Nebraska.

“This is the Nebraska Show,” he said. “It’s the place where the whole state’s agriculture is celebrated, whether you’re talking about grow crop, or irrigation, or beef production. The show is very reflective of the agriculture here.”

Hundreds of exhibitors from more than 20 states will meet in Grand Island to showcase the latest innovations in agriculture.

Husker Harvest Days was online and not in-person last year for the first time in its history, which dates back to 1978. The show continues through Thursday.