2015 Corn Challenge

2015 Corn Challenge

4th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the fourth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (age 10 and older as of Jan. 1) or FFA members (in-school members), guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production.

As a team, youth will be challenged to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if they increased their yield. Economics and sustainability of the practice will also be considered. Yields, cropping history, and production information will be collected in the Corn Yield Challenge management summary.

Cash prizes and plaques will be given to the first, second, and third place teams. First place will receive $1,000, second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $250.  Sustainability, crop scouting and "extra mile" awards will also be given, each worth $200.    

To participate in 2015, youth must complete and return an entry form by April 1 to the Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva. Forms can be downloaded at cropwatch-youth/cornchallenge and mailed to the Fillmore County Extension Office, 972 G.  St., Geneva, 68361-2005. For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu, Aaron Nygren at anygren2@unl.edu or Amy Timmerman at atimmerman2@unl.edu.