Youth Crop Scouting Competition

About the Competition

Youth Crop Scouting Competition

The purpose of the competition is to

  • Provide students an opportunity to learn crop scouting and principles of integrated pest management (IPM) for corn and soybeans in Nebraska,
  • To obtain knowledge and skills that will be helpful in future careers
  • Demonstrate newer crop scouting technologies.


  • First place- $500
  • Second Place- $250
  • Third Place- $100
  • Top 2 teams will them compete at a Regional Competition.

Print Program Details and Registration Form!

2019 Competition is Sponsored by: 

  • DuPont Pioneer 
  • Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association
  • Farm Credit Services of America


Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator
(402) 759-3712

Colfax County 4-H students
Colfax County 4-H'ers won the 2018 Nebraska and Regional Competition. 
Nebraska Extension is pleased to offer the 6th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth at the UNL ENREC building near Mead, Nebraska on July 23, 2019.
  • Program for 4-H or FFA Youth who have completed 5-12th grades.
  • Team coaches can consist of extension faculty/staff, ag teachers, agronomists, or interested community members.

2019 Registration is OPEN!
Click here to register your team (limited to 10 teams)

Competition consists of the following

  • Written Test
  • Field Stations (corn/soybean diseases, abiotic/biotic problems, soybean/corn insects, corn/soybean growth staging, weed ID, nutrient mgmt., research and general scouting)

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