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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Haskell Ag Lab is temporarily closed to the public. Our staff are currently working remotely to protect you and themselves. We appreciate your patience as we follow local, state, and federal directives to ensure the safety and health of our community.

Please call 402-584-2261 (Haskell Ag Lab) or 402-584-2234 (Dixon County Extension) and leave a message or if you have any questions.

Welcome to the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension (ENRE) - Haskell Ag Lab. The role of the faculty and staff in this unit is to prevent or solve problems using research based information. They subscribe to the notion that our programs should be high quality, ecologically sound, economically viable, socially responsible and scientifically appropriate. As part of the University of Nebraska, we consider ourselves the front door to the University of those we serve in northeast Nebraska. Through well targeted training backgrounds and continuous updating via the internet and other telecommunications technologies, our staff have the most current information available to help our clientele. Extension programs share the research to the people in Nebraska. For the latest information, visit nerec.unl.edu or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HALenrec/

With time on your hands and extra helpers at home, creating a beautiful and functional rain garden in your home landscape is an ideal family project. A rain garden collects water from your roof through a downspout and holds it in a shallow depression like a bathtub, until it soaks into the ground within 48 hours. The garden is planted with native and adapted perennial plants and small shrubs that can thrive in wet soil, attract pollinators, and provide year-round color in your yard. Installing a residential rain garden is a do-it-yourself home project that all in the family can enjoy.

COVID-19 impact on agriculture webinar series begins April 16 (today). The webinars are free and open to anyone until the start of each meeting. The first one will be today at 3 p.m. Below is the link for more information. These webinars are being presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics' Farm and Ranch Management Team.

The following article was written by Mitiku Mamo, UNL Extension Educator, Crops and Water. 

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, there is a concern that dairy farmers may not be able to ship milk to processors. Consequently, in the event they find themselves in this situation, some local farmers have been making inquiries on agronomic rate of land applying milk as a fertilizer. Milk is an organic and the same principals used to manage manure can be used to manage milk when land applying it.

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Nebraska Extension showcasing 4-H’ers at county fairs

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension is working to make sure all 4-H’ers across the state have the opportunity to showcase their hard work come county fair time this summer.

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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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