Husker Harvest Days drew crowds even at its beginning. Today, the show attracts 100,000 visitors to the Grand Island site.
Long before the gates opened, show staff and area farmers worked together to plant crops for the three-day event. They paid attention to detail ensuring that the first harvest demonstration would be a success.
In 1978, walk-behind sprayers were used on plots. Today, high-tech spray equipment does the job.
ALL ABOUT WATER
Showing farmers the latest advancements in irrigation has been paramount for the show. A Lindsay irrigation system was on display in 1978.
Nothing says HHD like kids playing in the corn.
LINE ’EM UP
1978 HHD attendees inspect tractors hitched to tillage equipment before a field demonstration.
Bright-red and yellow tents and balloons draw attention to the HHD site in 1978, which covered 937 acres — the same amount as today. The exhibit area started as 77 acres but grew to 80.