Haskell Ag Lab near Concord plans Open House for August 13
Join them August 13th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory for an Open House Celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Cooperative Extension System. The Haskell Agricultural Laboratory is located at 57905 866 Road, Concord, NE. Extension was established with the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. This celebration will highlight both Extension’s past and the future. The Open House will begin at the farm shop with displays of past and current research and programs. A one hour tour of the farm will run every half hour with the last tour leaving at 4:30. After each tour all will be served a special University of NE-Lincoln Dairy Store Centennial ice cream flavor. The event is free and open to the public.
The lab grew out of local interest that Ag research be conducted in the region. The Experimental Farm Association took donation of a 320-acre farm from the C.D. Haskell family and turned it over to NU in 1957. About 10 years ago, the site, originally named the Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm, was renamed the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory after the donors. The facility continues to conduct research in beef cattle, swine, crop production and crop nutrition, pesticides and other ag and natural resources issues.
The research has been extended to farmers and ranchers in northeast Nebraska and beyond through Extension workshops and publications and has helped producers increase yields, decrease costs, and protect the environment. In addition, Extension staff helps youth and adults put knowledge to work in areas of 4-H and youth development, parent education, nutrition and health, food safety, community development, entrepreneurship and many more.