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FARM museum’s tenth annual festival

Jo Chytka
Hemingford, Neb.

Approximately 2,000 people turned out to attend the two-day festival held in September at the FARM (Farm And Ranch Museum) in Gering, Neb.

Weather for the event was somewhat cooperative. The skies were blue with some clouds and a fairly aggressive wind with a bit of a chilly nip on both days, but Nebraskans are used to living and working in those conditions so the weather was not much of a deterrent.

Attendees were met at the gate by museum volunteers on horseback. After paying the three dollar admission charge, the horsemen escorted the way to a parking space. Everyone who cared to could pick up a commemorative button badge at the museum; included in the price of admission. A badge has been produced each year for the event featuring a different machine or aspect of that particular year’s festival. There are now a total of ten to collect.

Co-chairs for this year’s event were Max Cawiezel from Morrill, Neb., and Rick Henderson from Harrisburg, Neb. They both participated in many of the demonstrations during the weekend.

Each year the festival features a crop that is grown in the area and activities center on that crop. This year corn was featured and demonstrations were conducted relating to its production such as corn picking, binding, shelling and elevating, with both tractor and horse power.

Approximately 2,000 people turned out to attend the two-day festival held in September at the FARM (Farm And Ranch Museum) in Gering, Neb.

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Weather for the event was somewhat cooperative. The skies were blue with some clouds and a fairly aggressive wind with a bit of a chilly nip on both days, but Nebraskans are used to living and working in those conditions so the weather was not much of a deterrent.

Attendees were met at the gate by museum volunteers on horseback. After paying the three dollar admission charge, the horsemen escorted the way to a parking space. Everyone who cared to could pick up a commemorative button badge at the museum; included in the price of admission. A badge has been produced each year for the event featuring a different machine or aspect of that particular year’s festival. There are now a total of ten to collect.

Co-chairs for this year’s event were Max Cawiezel from Morrill, Neb., and Rick Henderson from Harrisburg, Neb. They both participated in many of the demonstrations during the weekend.

Each year the festival features a crop that is grown in the area and activities center on that crop. This year corn was featured and demonstrations were conducted relating to its production such as corn picking, binding, shelling and elevating, with both tractor and horse power.