Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day planned


Are you looking for a fun and educational event?  Ready to get out and see others and enjoy the outdoors?  

The staff at the Haskell Ag Lab at Concord has just the thing for you.  They are encouraging everyone to come to the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, 57905 866 Road near Concord on Wednesday, June 30. 

The event is free and open to the public. 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 2:30 p.m.Those attending are free to attend the entire day or any part of the day.  

Some of the activities include educational tracks on the following:  Ag Land Management; Home & Lawn; Crop Troubleshooting; and Nature & the Outdoors. In addition, there will be a Northeast Arboretum Tour in the morning and afternoon.  Backyard Farmer panel will be here at 1 pm. to answer your questions. Please bring your samples or questions for the experts.  

Activities for the entire family include ATV Safety, blood pressure checks, hummus demonstrations, drones, robotics, pressure canner testing, healthy eating, grain marketing, pesticide safety, mental health, insect ID contest, weed & grass ID contest, nitrates in groundwater and several others. Other attractions include the Science Literacy Trailer, Shooting Sports, Maker Space or Think Make Create Lab, Mobile Beef Lab, and Smokey Bear.

A highlight this year will be archery demonstrations by Alexis Frye. Alexis will be a high school freshman this fall. She has won multiple state competitions, ranked high in national shoots, and won a World Competition in 2019. She is a member of the Wayne County Sharp Shooters 4-H Club. She will be doing demonstrations at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. close to the Shooting Sports Trailer. 

The event will have food trucks on site. Each person will receive a $10 voucher to be used at the food trucks when they register the day of the event. Find the entire schedule of events and more information at:  go.unl.edu/hal2021 or you can call the Haskell Ag Lab at 402-584-2261.