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Husker Harvest Days Begins $7 Million Site Upgrades
USAgNet - 12/11/2017

Husker Harvest Days, the world's largest irrigated working show, has started major infrastructure upgrades and convenience renovations at its Grand Island, Neb. facility. Plans are designed to make the site one of the most modern farm show facilities in the U.S.

Husker Harvest Days celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 2017 event in September and there is even more reason to celebrate next year with the multi-million dollar upgrades set to be completed for the 2018 show. Construction is underway at the Husker Harvest Days show site, where crews are already laying the groundwork for the $7 million renovation project.

HHD is located near Grand Island, Neb., and the Grand Island City Council voted unanimously to invest $2 million in the show site over the next ten years - or $200,000 per year. Informa, the parent company of Farm Progress' Husker Harvest Days, has committed to host the show in Grand Island for at least 20 more years. Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress show director, notes this Western Corn Belt show brings an average $7.6 million to the community every September.

When completed, these upgrades will include about six miles of pavement on the HHD streets, about 10,000 feet of storm sewer and drainage system, new water lines for plumbing, an underground electrical distribution system, additional new and remodeled restrooms, and perimeter fencing around the site to lock the site down during the off-season and protect infrastructure. The upgrades are set to be finished by August 15, 2018.

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