March 15 Entry Deadline for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

March 15 Entry Deadline for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

NOTE: The entry deadline for the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge has been extended to March 30, 2016.

Teams of Nebraska youth are invited to enter the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest by March 15.

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The competition, offered by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board, guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production. It is open to 4-H members (age 10 and older as of Jan. 1) or FFA members (in-school).

Youth teams will be challenged to implement a production practice different than normal and determine whether it increased yield. Economics and sustainability of the practice also will be considered. Yields, cropping history, and production information will be collected in the Corn Yield Challenge management summary. 

Cash prizes and plaques will be given to the first, second, and third place teams. First place will receive $1,000, second place, $500, and third place, $250.  Sustainability, crop scouting, and “extra mile” awards also will be given, each worth $200.     

How to Enter

To participate in 2016, youth must complete and return an entry form by March 15 to the Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva.

For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at or 402-759-3712, Aaron Nygren at, or Amy Timmerman at

Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator, Fillmore County


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