Jason Luebbe, show organizer, talks with exhibitors in preparation for the field demonstrations set for this week. His role is make sure equipment gets lined up at the right place, and that demonstrations are done efficiently, and safely.
Farm show prep means plenty of cars in places you won't find them when the gates open. Monday was no different than past years where exhibitors have to weave their way through the many parked vehicles to get to their exhibits.
We often think of pressure washers at work on machines, but even the buildings at the Husker Harvest Days show site get a good washing ahead of the event.
No Varied Industries Building display ever looks finished mid-day before the show opens, and this Monday was no different. However, by the time visitors arrive for opening day, this space will be filled with interesting tools and technology for farmers to check out.
Jumbotron on display
The folks at Vermeer have a major launch set for Wednesday at Husker Harvest Days, and whatever it is will be in this space. The big screen is a jumbotron that'll show the company's products in action – including something new.
Over at Case IH, there's something under cover. What it is we'll find out when the gates open, though it has a familiar shape.
Trucks lined up
A pickup truck ride-and-drive is a lot of fun and the Ram Truck exhibit will over visitors the chance to check out all the features of this family of trucks.
Lined up and ready
Equipment for field demos was poised at the north end of the site, ready for opening day. Combines, tillage and haying equipment are all at work during field demonstrations. Demos start at 11 a.m. each day.
Leader of the pack
This John Deere 7700 Combine will be the first to open up the harvest demos when the show opens Tuesday. An International Harvester 1460 will do the honors on Wednesday. Each machine was top-of-the-line new when Husker Harvest Days opened 40 years ago.
This 3-point mounted sprayer got a ride on a telehandler to get to its exhibit. You can't always move equipment in the 'conventional' way at a farm show.
Famous race car
The folks at Sapp Bros. have a special visitor in their exhibit this year – Kevin Harvick's #4 car the Mobil 1 vehicle. The exhibit will also have a race simulator giving visitors the chance to drive any NASCAR track of their dreams.
The UAV demonstration area is ready for visitors to check out these flying machines. They'll be on display during the show.
What's a farm show without a little retrospective. This year's antique row has some familiar older machines to check out, but there's also a grouping of the best of what was out there 40 years ago. Don't miss it.
Golf cars ready
Call them carts or cars, farmers like to use them at the show; and organizers are ready. These golf cars are lined up and tuned for use by visitors to check out the show.
What would a farm show be without polished tires. We like them big and shiny and found these at the Claas exhibit.
Waiting for flags
The main entrance of the show – on the East site – includes the avenue of flags. On Monday it's the Avenue of Poles, but come Tuesday morning visitors will be greeted with the beauty of Old Glory all along the path into the event.