Brandy VanDeWalle - Extension Educator

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Seven teams of youth, shown here, participated in the 6th Annual Crop Scouting Competition. The top two teams, Colfax County 4-H and Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club Team #1, will represent Nebraska at the Regional program in Iowa on August. 26. (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle
Figure 1. Seven teams of youth participated in the 6th Annual Crop Scouting Competition. The top two teams, Colfax County 4-H and Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club #1 team, will represent Nebraska at the Regional program in Iowa on August. 26. (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)

Youth Crop Scouting Event Tests Valuable Skills

July 31, 2019
Seven teams from across Nebraska participated in the sixth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Youth, testing their skills scouting corn and soybean. The top two teams will represent Nebraska at the regional competition in Iowa in August.

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Coping with Stress During a Crisis

March 15, 2019
Is your family trying to cope with the added challenges brought on by Mother Nature this week? This article offers tips for helping your family cope, based on UNL research with more than 24,000 families. Stay Strong! Stay Resilient!

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March 14 Event to Feature Ag Advocate Michele Payne

March 4, 2019
Michele Payne, a nationally known and passionate advocate for the global agrifood system, will be the keynote speaker at the next Farmers and Ranchers College March 14 near Ohiowa.

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Youth in attendance at the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Banquet were recognized for their efforts. (L-R: Payton Schiller, Kaylea Geiser, Gavin Nelson, Kara Kudera, Rylan Nelson, Logan Nelson, Kade Stromberg, Korbin Kudera, Isaac Stormberg, Matthew Rolf, Ian Schiller, James Rolf, James Rolf, Landon Haskenkamp, Brooke Hilgenkamp, Aaron Fuchs.

Youth Corn Challenge Winners Announced

February 15, 2019
Congratulations to the Maple Creek Creators 4-H Club of Colfax County and all the winners of the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Extension. Entries for the 2019 contest are due by March 15.

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Registration Underway for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

February 6, 2019
This contest, open to 4-H members (ages 10 and older as of January 1) or FFA members (in-school), guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production.

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2018-2019 Farmers & Ranchers College

October 15, 2018
Perennial favorite David Kohl, agricultural economics professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University, will present the first of four programs in the Farmers and Rancher College series. Kohl will speak Nov. 27 at the Bruning Opera House.

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Participants in the 2018 Youth Crop Scouting event
Figure 1. Four teams participated in the 2018 Youth Crop Scouting contest, two of which will advance to regionals.

Youth Learn, Compete in Crop Scouting Contest

July 27, 2018
Youth honed their crop scouting skills while vying for top honors in the fifth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Thursday at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

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Team Registration Open for Youth Crop Scouting Contest

April 11, 2018
Teams of youth interested in learning crop scouting and competing for cash prizes are encouraged to enter the 5th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Youth. Teams are encouraged to form and register now for the July 26 event so they can start studies and preparations to compete.

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