Brandy VanDeWalle - Extension Educator

Brandy VanDeWalle

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Adult speaks to three youth in field
Nebraska Extension Educator Nathan Mueller chats with participants during the 2023 Youth Crop Scouting Competition. (CropWatch file photo)

Registration Open for 2024 Youth Crop Scouting Competition

May 15, 2024
The top three teams of the 2024 crop scouting competition will receive cash prizes, and the top two teams will advance onto regionals.

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Colfax County #2 team listens to educator in field
Colfax County #2 team members participate in a discussion during the 2023 Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition. After winning first place in the state competition, the team placed second in regionals.

Future Agronomists at Work

September 29, 2023
All Nebraska youth who participated in the 2023 Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition earned accolades for exhibiting their knowledge and skills in nine separate crop scouting exercises throughout the contest. 

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Competition participants in group photo
Eight teams comprised of Nebraska youth competed in this year's Nebraska Youth Crop Scouting Competition.

Nebraska Youth Crop Scouting Competition Results

August 17, 2023
Following their third place victory in 2022, the Colfax County 4-H #2 team claimed first place honors in this year's competition, securing the opportunity to compete at regionals in September.

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Competition flyer

10th Annual Youth Crop Scouting Competition Registration Open

May 4, 2023
The Aug. 2 competition will feature events on crop staging, patterns of crop injury, disease, insect and weed seedling identification, pesticide safety, nutrient disorders and herbicide injury.

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Farm equipment
Participants of the 2022 Innovative Youth Corn Competition experimented with using supplemental sulfur, fertigation, PrairieFood, Pivot Bio and cover crops to boost yields and maximize their return on investment.

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Contest 2022 Results

March 9, 2023
Arlington FFA Chapter members Aaron Fuchs and Braden Monke placed first in the 2022 contest with their study on supplemental sulfur, which increased plant health and final yield of their corn crop.

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David Kohl

Farmers and Ranchers College Returns Dec. 8

November 11, 2022
The keynote speaker, Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus David Kohl, will share his insights on the current state and future of the global ag economy. 

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Youth Crop Scouting Competition group
Youth from from Arlington, Colfax, Cuming and Johnson counties participated in this year's Youth Crop Scouting Competition, hosted by Nebraska Extension.

2022 Youth Crop Scouting Competition Winners Announced

August 25, 2022
First and second place winning teams will be headed to Indiana in mid-September to represent Nebraska in the regional youth crop scouting competition.

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York youth team
The York County 4-H CSI team won first place in this year's Innovative Youth Corn Challenge for their project that compared the use of Xyway fungicide in-furrow to control diseases throughout the season versus no fungicide.

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Contest 2021 Results

February 10, 2022
Find out which team won this year's Innovative Youth Corn Challenge and learn more about the research competitors conducted in their projects — plus, registration now open for the 2022 competition.

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