NEREC and HAL History

UNL Haskell Ag. Lab - Concord NE

Haskell Headquarters Building 

Office Headquarters Building

The Haskell Agricultural Laboratory is located at 57905 866 Road, Concord, NE 68728. The telephone number is: (402) 584-2261 and the Fax number is: (402) 584-3859. Research is conducted at the Haskell Ag. Lab and is part of the Northeast Research & Extension Center.

 Winter sunrise at HAL

Winter Sunrise at Haskell Ag. Lab

History of Haskell Ag. Lab
Haskell Ag. Lab 50th

The Haskell Ag. Lab celebrated its 50th year anniversary on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 with a public field day. The field day drew an audience of more than 500 people to the University of Nebraska research farm located 1.5 miles east of the Dixon County Fairgrounds which are located in Concord, NE. Among the crowd were area crop and livestock producers, current and former university faculty, staff, and administrators, members of the Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association and heirs of the C.D. Haskell family who had donated land to establish the experimental research farm in 1957.

Activities for the day included research tours, informational booths, and a free lunch. The luncheon program featured University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken, NU Regent Chuck Hassebrook, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice Chancellor John Owens and Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood. The speakers recognized the role of the ag lab in helping the University address the needs of rural farms and communities in the past and into the future.

The Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association inducted five Haskell Ag Lab faculty into their Hall of Fame. Recognized for their contributions to northeast Nebraska agricultural research and extension programming were Don Kubik, Extension dairyman 1959-1991; Mike Brumm, swine specialist 1979-2006; Dick Gavit, Extension forester 1958-1984; Darlene (Martin) Pohlman, human nutrition specialist 1990-2005; and John Witkowski, entomologist and former district director 1975-2007.

The Haskell Agricultural Laboratory is located at 57905 866 Road, Concord, NE  68728.  The telephone number is:  (402) 584-2261 and the fax number is:  (402) 584-3859.  Research is conducted at the Haskell Ag. Lab.