Area residents are being reminded of the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10.
The event will be held at the facility located at 57905 866th Road near Concord, It includes something for all ages.
The event is free and open to the public. Come one, come all as all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The day will conclude around 3 p.m. Feel free to attend the entire day or any part of the day.
Activities include presentations on Nebraska Land Values and Cash Rental Rates in 2023 by Jim Jansen, Extension Educator and Water Quality by the UNL Water Quality team.
The day will feature a Northeast Arboretum Tour in the morning. Research tours will feature various educators and specialists. Backyard Farmer panel will be here from 12:45 to 2 p.m. to answer your questions. Please bring your samples or questions for the experts.
Activities for the entire family include healthy snack demonstrations, farm safety, Nebraska Tourism ideas, pressure canner testing, rocket and drone demonstrations, STEM activities, silage safety demonstrations, health screenings, horticulture information, and much more. Educational trailers include the Science Literacy Trailer, Mobile Beef Lab, NECC Precision Ag Trailer, and Shooting Sports Trailer.
A returning highlight will be Drs. Ben and Erin Schroeder from the Heartland Docs, DVM TV show. Feel free to drop by their booth to meet them and ask your animal questions. In addition, the Life Serve Bloodmobile will be here so come and give the gift of life by donating blood at the event.
The event will have food trucks on site. Each person will receive $10 in tickets to use at the food trucks when they sign in at the registration table the day of the event.
Find the entire schedule of events and more information at: go.unl.edu/halfieldday23 or you can call the Haskell Ag Lab at 402-584-2261. Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HALenrec will also have information and details on it.
Organizers said, "We look forward to seeing you at our family field day on Thursday, Aug. 10. Remember to bring family and friends with you to this event."