CONCORD – A free family event will take over the Haskell Ag Lab this weekend.
According to a release, Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn how honey is extracted, the use of cover crops in fall gardening, take a tour of the Northeast Arboretum and hear about the hazelnut project.
The Haskell Ag Lab is located at 57905 866th Road in Concord.
The pollinator garden will also be featured as well as various products using beeswax.
Activities for children include making butterflies and learning about Monarchs, a scavenger hunt, crafts with pumpkins and gourds and other activities and games. Apple picking will be available as well as a photo booth to take pictures.
Event officials look forward to seeing families on Saturday. Make sure to check out hal.unl.edu/fallfest2022 for any weather related announcements.
Coffee and conversations continue next month where all are invited to the Haskell Ag Lab. This very informal event with no agenda, will highlight just conversation. The next coffee and conversations will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 9 a.m. where you’ll be able to get to know the HAL staff and your neighbors as well. Ideas for guest speakers and other suggestions for the program are also welcome.
Upcoming events at the Haskell Ag Lab include an ‘Ag Budget Calculator’ workshop in late November/early December as well as Winter Fest being scheduled for Saturday, December 3.
The Haskell Ag Lab is also on the schedule for a ‘Solar Electric for Farms, Homes and Businesses’ workshop on Tuesday, December 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. Register by visiting go.unl.edu/solarworkshops2022 as cost is $10. This will be a very informative workshop presented by John Hay, Extension Educator who has lots of experience with solar.
Homeowners, farmers and business owners interested in exploring solar PV systems are welcome to attend. This workshop will review the function, feasibility and economic return of solar electric systems for farms, homes and business.
Other workshop events will be in Lincoln on December 1; Tekamah on December 5; Auburn on December 6; Chadron on December 7; Ogallala on December 8 as well as Central City on December 15.
Reach out to the Haskell Ag Lab with any questions at 402-584-2261.