Youth Crop Scouting Competition

About the Competition

    The purpose of the competition is to

    • Provide students an opportunity to learn crop scouting and principles of integrated pest management (IPM) for corn and soybeans in Nebraska,
    • To obtain knowledge and skills that will be helpful in future careers
    • Demonstrate newer crop scouting technologies.


    • First place- $500
    • Second Place- $250
    • Third Place- $100
    • Top 2 teams will them compete at a Regional Competition in Indiana August 27-29, 2017. 

    Print Program Details and Registration Form!

    2017 Competition is Sponsored by: 

    • DuPont Pioneer 
    • Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association


    Brandy VanDeWalle
    Extension Educator
    (402) 759-3712

    Colfax County 4-H'ers won the 2016 Competition. 
    Nebraska Extension is pleased to offer the 4th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth at the UNL ARDC building near Mead, Nebraska on August 1, 2017.
    • Program for 4-H or FFA Youth who have completed 7-12th grades.
    • Team coaches can consist of extension faculty/staff, ag teachers, agronomists, or interested community members.

    2017 Registration Open!
    Click here to register your team (limited to 10 teams)

    Competition consists of the following

    • Written Test
    • Field Stations (corn/soybean diseases, abiotic/biotic problems, soybean/corn insects, corn/soybean growth staging, weed ID, nutrient mgmt., research and general scouting)

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