It is a pleasure to invite you to the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory (HAL) Climate & Crops Family Field Day on Tuesday, August 14 at the HAL located 1½ miles east of Concord, Nebraska. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The day will feature four speaker tracks (Climate & Livestock, Climate & Crops, Climate & You, and Ag Economics including the Farm Bill), and various educational activities for all ages.  Kids are welcome and invited to come with their parents or grandparents.  Feel free to bring guests with you. Some of the activities available for all ages 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. Backyard Farmer will have a live question and answer panel from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  A walking tour of the Northeast Arboretum will be available in the morning and afternoon as well as drawings for free trees. These booths and activities will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  A free steak sandwich lunch sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board will be served and noon speakers include Al Dutcher, UNL Climatologist and Dr. Michael Boehm, Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Research tours will be conducted in the afternoon. The day will conclude at 3:30 p.m.  I hope that your schedule will allow you to attend.  This is a free and open to the public event. For more information, our website is: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nerec/ and our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/HALenrec/

To assist with planning, you can register at the following site:  https://halfieldday.eventbrite.com or call Dee at 402-584-3837 by August 7 so that we can plan for ample food for the festivities.

This event will take place regardless of the weather.  A link to a location map for the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory is: http://nerec.unl.edu/maps

Hope to see you on August 14.


Thomas Hunt

Field Day Chair