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A Healthy Husker Harvest Event

An outdoor farm show brings the chance to see plenty and get that 'data dump' you really need.

As I write this we're winding down Day 2 of Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Neb. Celebrating its 35th year, this show can boast it is the only totally irrigated farm show in the country. But more than that this show offers visitors a wide range of new products, technology and information all in a single (though long) day of seeing the sights.

The 2012 show did bring along a little heat on Day 1 with wind, and more wind on Day 2, but threatened rains stayed clear. For Day 3, with the front finally through, the show is looking good to finish on a high note for the year. This show, which has always been at its site west of Grand Island near Alda, shows the value of a permanent facility with its finished roads, and easy access.

We've rounded up a selection of photos for your enjoyment. These scenes of Husker Harvest Days, show you a little bit about what we've seen at this year's big event. If you can't make it for Day 3, plan to join us Sept. 10 - 12, 2013 right here near Grand Island, Neb. for the 36th annual show!

As I finish writing this blog, we get news that Day 2 wound down faster than planned as high winds caused safety worries, closing the gates early. However, weather for Day 3 could be the best all week.

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