Speakers, Educational Activities To Be Featured At Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

CONCORD – Join the University of Nebraska Haskell Agricultural Laboratory (HAL) on Tuesday, August 14 for a Climate & Crops Family Field Day.

Located one and a half miles east of Concord, the HAL will open on with registration at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Booths and activities will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a free event which is open to the public.

The Haskell Ag Lab is located at 57905 866th Road.

Four presenters will go over topics such as Climate & Livestock, Climate & Crops, Climate & You as well as Ag Economics including the Farm Bill. Speakers are Al Dutcher, UNL Climatologist, and Dr. Michael Boehm, Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Various activities will be available for kids of all ages as they’re invited to join their parents or grandparents. Activities include Robotics, Animals Inside & Out, a Shooting Sports Trailer, Maker Space Trailer, a Science Literacy Trailer, the Mobile Beef Lab, Instant Pot Demonstrations, pressure canner testing and other programs.

From 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Backyard Farmer will host a live question and answer panel. A walking tour of the Northeast Arboretum will be available in the morning and afternoon as well as drawings for free trees.

A free steak sandwich lunch sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board will be served at noon, research tours will be conducted in the afternoon as the day will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Haskell Ag Lab on Facebook or call Dee at 402-584-3837.

Link to a location map for the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory: http://nerec.unl.edu/maps