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This workshop is for homeowners, farmers, and business owners who are interested in exploring solar PV systems. The workshop will review the function, feasibility, and economic return of solar electric systems for farms, homes, and businesses. Each solar installation is unique, and individuals have their own reasons for exploring solar installations. This workshop will help you decide if solar is right for you, by learning about how systems work, safety, the value of electricity, value of incentives, and how to evaluate quotes from installers. The workshop speaker will be Nebraska Extension Educator, F. John Hay, who has 10 years’ experience doing solar economic analysis and installed solar at his home in 2017.

Make plans to attend Winter Fest at the Haskell Ag Lab on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 AM to Noon. The event will feature learning about wildlife and living snowfences, winter preparedness tips for adults and children, youth activities that will include making ornaments, other crafts, learning activities, and games. You will have the opportunity to make a holiday wreath. Christina Driver of Laurel Floral will lead this workshop. Cost to make a wreath is $25, all other activities are free and snacks will be available for everyone. Pre-register for the wreath workshop by November 23rd by calling the Haskell Ag Lab at 402-584-2261 to register and answer any questions. Limited spots are available for the wreath making workshop. All children must have an adult on site.

The Haskell Ag Lab has various research trials and demonstrations going on.  This article features some of those trials.  You will find trials on alfalfa density trial, soybean gall midge, stink bug (IPM), cover crops, insect monitoring network, packing/chop length/coverage of silage, corn and soybean caterpillar movement and behavior, insecticide efficacy trials, beekeeping, our hybrid hazelnut planting demonstration, and riparian buffer strip. More trial and demonstration information will be added as it is available.

This event is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9 AM.  Come out to the Haskell Ag Lab for coffee, refreshments, and conversation with the staff at the lab. This will be a very informal time. Feel free to bring suggestions for programs. We look forward to seeing you. The next one will be on Tuesday, December 13th. Please invite family and friends to come with you.

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