Black Hills Energy uses golf to showcase irrigation engine technology

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Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 5:51 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Vendors go through great lengths to attract attention at Husker Harvest Days each year, and this year Black Hills Energy turned to the sport of golf.

To be an exhibitor at the annual ag showcase, you need to be creative in your appearance to visitors to the event. With that in mind, BHE introduced a golf element to their display this year, and if you make a putt -- it does a whole lot more than just boost your confidence.

”We have miniature golf here at our booth at Husker Harvest Days, and one of our business development agricultural staff came up with the idea that once one of our visitors hits the ball in the hole it will start the irrigation engine, and once you hit it in the hole again it turns off the irrigation engine,” said Stephanie King, the Community Affairs Manager for Black Hills Energy.

This specific golf apparatus is designed to show how easy it is to turn on an irrigation engine. If you visit their booth, all you need to do is sink a 10-foot putt.

“We have several engines on display just to demonstrate the evolution of technology that farmers are now able to control turning off or turning on their irrigation engine right from their phone even, so things are a lot more efficient,” King said.

Black Hills Energy also promoted their use of natural gas to help fuel farm operations across the entire state of Nebraska.