Memory Lane: Sept. 8, 1983


From the September 8, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald

Li'l Husker Day draws 750

Planning is underway for the second Li'l Husker Day, which has been tentatively schedule dfor Evergreen Heights Farms near Wayne in late August of 1984. More than 750 Northeast Nebraska Farmers attended the first Li'l Husker Day Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the hands-on farm show site- a beef-cattle operation owned and operated by Merle and Ron Ring, rural Wayne farmers and father-son partners in a Silopress dealership.

The agricultural event, which featured day-long demonstrations of farm equipment on 320 acres of farmland, drew field day guests from as far away as western Kansas. According to Ron Ring, who planned and organized the show with Randy Howell of Wayne, plans for the second edition of the day are expected to more than double the size of the show in 1984. This year's showgoers got their hands on three Silopress XPIII machines bagging corn and alfalfa silage, throughout the day. Also featured were tours of the Ring's fat-cattle venture.

More than 24 tractors, including top-of-the-line four-wheel drive units, took to the field at 10 a.m. to operate bagging machines, haul silage wagons, pull choppers and tow a variety of conservation tillage equipment. "It was beyond our wildest dreams," Merle Ring said.


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