Youth Crop Scouting Competition
About the 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.
CASH PRIZES AVAILABLE!
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:
Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association
Farm Credit Services of America
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Brandy VanDeWalle Extension Educator firstname.lastname@example.org (402) 759-3712
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
Field Stations (corn/soybean diseases, abiotic/biotic problems, soybean/corn insects, corn/soybean growth staging, weed ID, nutrient mgmt., research and general scouting)
Figure 1. Extension Educator Chuck Burr demonstrating to youth how a crop moisture sensor works in a field of corn.
Youth ages 9-18 years can participate in hands-on experiences to learn the science of agronomy and all about Nebraska crops at the 4th Annual Agronomy Youth Field Day August 7 in Curtis.
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.
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.
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.
Figure 1. Four teams participated in the 2018 Youth Crop Scouting contest, two of which will advance to regionals.
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.
Figure 1. 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. (Photos by Kathy Burr)
Curiosity is key to learning and the Aug. 8 Agronomy Youth Field Day offers a myriad of opportunities for youth to explore, learn, talk with kid-friendly experts, and consider careers in agronomic fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).