HAL Field Day 2023

food tickets image Tickets for Food Trucks Will Be Handed Out at Registration Table



Make plans to attend the Haskell Ag Lab (HAL) Science & Ag Family Field Day on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The event will run from 9 AM to 3 PM.

The Haskell Ag Lab is located 1 1/2 miles east of Concord, Nebraska at 57905 866 Road (Map). Direction Notes: Bridge west of Concord is under construction so please use alternate routes if coming from the west or south. From Wayne - From intersection of Hwy 15 and Hwy 35 stoplight, head north on Hwy 15 for 8 miles, turn right and head east on 864th Rd for 2 miles. Then turn left and head north for 2.1 miles on 578th Ave until you come to State Hwy 26B spur. Turn right onto State Hwy 26B spur and head east for 1.4 miles. From Laurel - from intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 15, head east on Hwy 15 for 2.9 miles, then turn left onto 868 Rd and head east for 2.5 miles. Then turn right onto Hwy 116 and head south for 1.6 miles, turn left onto State Hwy 26B spur and head east for 2.7 miles. From the east - Turn off Hwy 9 onto 866 Rd and head west for 5.6 miles. Field day site is on north side of road. 

A schedule of events is below.  Flyer   Check back often as this page will be updated with more information.

This event is funded in part by the Dixon County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Handicap accessibility will be limited due to the nature of the event. A translator will not be on site at the event.

8:30 AM Registration Begins and continues throughout the day (Information on sessions, lunch tickets, a map, & bags will be handed out at registration)
9:15 - 10:30 AM Welcome - Dr. Derek McLean, Dean of Agricultural Research Division & Dr. Charlie Stoltenow, Dean of Nebraska Extension (Main Shop)1
Land Values & Rental Rates for 2023 - Jim Jansen, Extension Educator (Main Shop)
9:30 AM Kids Tour on Trolleys (meet by the trolleys)
10:00 AM Arboretum Walking Tour (meet at trolley to go to Arboretum)
10:00 AM Farm Tour North (meet at trolley to go on tour)
10:15 - 10:45 AM Silage Safety Demonstration by Connor Agriscience (by south side of tent)
10:35 - 10:55 AM Heifer Development Center - Connor Biehler, Beef Systems Extension Educator (Main Shop)
11:00 - 12:00 AM Water Quality Presentations - Crystal Powers, Troy Gilmore, Daniel Snow, Laura Nagengast - UNL Water Center, Extension, and Biological Systems Engineering (Main Shop)
11:00 AM Farm Tour South (meet at trolley to go on tour)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Food Trucks Open for Lunch (on the grounds)  Use your tickets from registration. See location of vendors on your map you received at registration.
12:15 - 12:45 PM Silage Safety Demonstration by Connor Agriscience (by south side of tent)
12:45 - 2:00 PM Introduction of Dr. Derek McLean, Dean of Agricultural Research Division
Backyard Farmer (Main Shop)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Special Focused Tour (Soil Health USDA Care Project) (meet at trolley to go on tour)
1:30 - 2:00 PM Silage Safety Demonstration by Connor Agriscience (by south side of tent)



In Kind
Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau Security Bank, Laurel
Farm Credit Services of America
Schutte Charolais
Bank of Dixon County
Christensen Well & Irrigation
Connor Agriscience
Copy Write
F&M Bank
Grossenburg Implement
Junck Seeds
Magnuson-Hopkins Eye Care
Michael Foods
Nebraska Corn Board
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Co.
Providence Medical Center
Rod's Repair, Allen NE
Rural Health Network
State Nebraska Bank & Trust, Wayne
Wayne Area Economic Development

Lower Elkhorn NRD (bottled water)
Northeast Nebr Telephone Co (Wi-Fi)
Nebraska Journal-Leader (Advertising)
Wayne Herald (Advertising)
Northeast Nebraska News (Advertising)


Archery Demonstrations
Bazile Groundwater Project
Central Valley Ag - Grain Entrapment
Connor Agriscience - Silage Safety Demonstrations
Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grossenburg Implement
Healthy Snack Demonstrations
Heartland Docs, DVM
Heifer Development Team
Junck Seeds
Lewis & Clark NRD
Lower Elkhorn NRD
Michael Foods

Mobile Beef Lab
NE Arboretum/Forestry
Nebraska Dept of Environment and Energy
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
Nebraska Tourism Commission
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Dept.
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Co.
Northeast Power
NRCS, Stanton
Ponca State Park
Precision Ag Trailer
Pressure Canner Testing
Providence Medical Center
Rocket Demonstrations
Rural Health Network

Ruskamp Seed
Science Literacy Trailer
Security Bank, Laurel
Shooting Sports Trailer
Soil Health
STEM/Reading Activities
UNL College of Ag and Natural Resources
UNL Entomology Department (Dr. Mondal)
UNL Manure Team
UNL Plant Pathology
UNL Women in Agriculture

Food Vendors

Crazy Jacks
Tacos N More
Uncle Jarrol's Pub-b-que
Aqua Pop (various kinds of popcorn) located in the tent
Dixon County Jr. Leaders (ice cream and other snacks) located in Yellow Shed
Cookies & Coffee will be available in the Main Shop (Free, provided by UNL Haskell Ag Lab)