The primary function of Olsen`s Agricultural Laboratory since its beginning in 1976 has been to provide quality analytical services to the agricultural community. Since then the laboratory has developed its own Internet Client Software for ease and speed of data delivery. Programming is on going to continue to improve modes of delivery of results to our clients. The area served by Olsen`s Laboratory is nationwide, with some clients also in Canada, Mexico and Central America. Services include analysis of soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, water, manure and seed germination, as well as wastewater samples from municipalities, and heavy metals. Our laboratory maintains certification for the analysis of Coliform Bacteria in public drinking water, Coliform Bacteria and nitrate-N in private water; RFV/RFQ of hay, and manure nutrient quality. Our laboratory also participates in NAPT, AAFCO, MAP, Magruder and AFPC quality control check sample programs.
Olsen's Agricultural Laboratory was started in January 1976 by Dr. Bob Olsen, PhD., soil science. In September 1976, the laboratory facility was moved to its current location at 210 East 1st Street in McCook, NE.
On November 1, 2007, Olsen's Laboratory was purchased by Kevin and Christine Grooms.
Kevin had been employed at the lab since 1987 and has held the responsibilities of Chemist, Lab Manager and Consultant. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Forage Testing Association and is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). Kevin is the Lab Director. Christine has been employed by the lab since 2004 as an Analytical Chemist and is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). She had 17 years of prior agricultural experience at a Canadian Agricultural Testing Laboratory. Christine is the Lab/HR Manager.
Kevin and Christine are committed to carrying on the Olsen's Lab tradition of quality analysis and fertilizer recommendations, along with personalized customer service and technological advancements in data delivery.