Applications for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Due by April 1

Applications for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Due by April 1 March 16, 2018

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the seventh Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (ages 10 and older as of January 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 (two or more participants), youth will be challenged to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if they increased yield. Economics and sustainability of the practice also will be considered. Yields, cropping history, and production information will be collected in the Corn Yield Challenge management summary. 

Cash prizes and plaques are given. First place receives $1,000, second place receives $500, and third place receives $250.  Sustainability, crop scouting and “extra mile” awards are also given as cash awards.    

To participate in 2018, youth must complete and return an entry form by April 1 to the Extension Office in Geneva. Forms can be downloaded at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/youth/cornchallenge.

For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu.