The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord will host a climate and crops open house on Aug. 14.
All ages are welcome to attend the field day which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees can come and go throughout the event.
The morning session will feature sessions on a variety of topics including heat stress in livestock, climate change on insects in northeast Nebraska, climate trends and projections, Nebraska farm real estate and the Farm Bill.
Following a free lunch sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board, research tours of Haskell Ag Lab will be available. Attendees will also hear from Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Al Dutcher, associate Nebraska state climatologist. Panelists from Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s must-see television program for gardening information, will hold a live question and answer session from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Activities and booths available all day include Nebraska Extension’s Mobile Beef Lab, science literacy trailer, shooting sports trailer, water lab, maker space trailer, robotics and a drilling rig, There will also be instant pot demonstrations, various child learning activities and Northeast Power will be doing safety demonstrations. Walking tours of the Northeast Arboretum will be available in the morning and afternoon.
Haskell Ag Lab is located at 57905 866th Rd, approximately one and a half miles east of Concord.
There is no cost to attend the field day. For more information call 402-584-2261 or visit https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nerec/.