Agronomy Youth Field Day Kicks Off July 6

Youth at field day
Brad Ramsdale, professor of agronomy at the Nebraska College for Technical Agriculture, discusses plant and weed identification with a group of youth at a previous Youth Agronomy Field Day. (Photo by Kathy Burr)

Agronomy Youth Field Day Kicks Off July 6

Don't miss out on the fun — Register by June 30 to save your spot!

Nebraska youth will get a new perspective on growing crops through the eyes of an aerial drone during the sixth annual Agronomy Youth Field Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at the NCTA Educational Center in Curtis.

During this free workshop, Nebraska Extension Water and Irrigated Cropping Systems educators, and NCTA Agronomy and Bayer Crop Science scientists will educate ag youth on numerous agronomy topics, such as:

  • Crop irrigation management using drones and sensors
  • Crop nutrients and tools
  • Seed corn production and hybrids
  • Weed identification and herbicides
  • Plant growth stages

Workshop participants will get the opportunity to scout a field for insect damage, as well as engage in other hands-on activities related to weed identification, insect and irrigation management, and more.

The field day is open to all Nebraska youth ages nine to 18, and parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their youth for the day. A free lunch will be provided by Ag Valley Coop.

Participants should register by Thursday, June 30. Adults who plan to attend should also register to provide organizers an accurate count on lunch and transportation needs.

For more information, contact Frontier County Extension at 308-367-4424, or email 4-H Educator Kathy Burr.

Event sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

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