Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge 2.0: Registration Open

January 15, 2021
This year's Nebraska Innovative Youth Corn Challenge will feature new tasks designed to challenge participants with real-world scenarios of corn production practices and issues.

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9th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

February 27, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the Ninth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production.

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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Banquet attendees
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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Applications for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Due by April 1

March 16, 2018
Applications are due by April 1 for teams of youth participating in the 2018 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if it increased yield.

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Keeping It in the Family — A Colfax County IYCC Team

January 26, 2018
Learn how three brothers competed in the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge in 2018 with a little support from their dad-sponsor.

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Figure 1. Youth attending the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge banquet were recognized for their efforts throughout the 2017 crop season to test corn production practices in science-based field trials. (Back Row L-R: Isaac Stromberg, Kade Stromberg, Juliana Loudon, Korbin Kudera, Hayden Beccard, Levi Schiller, James Rolf. Front Row L-R: Gavin Nelson, Rylan Nelson, Nolan Beccard, Landon Hasenkamp and Payton Schiller.) (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)
Figure 1. Youth attending the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge banquet were recognized for their efforts throughout the 2017 crop season to test corn production practices in science-based field trials. (Back Row L-R: Isaac Stromberg, Kade Stromberg, Juliana Loudon, Korbin Kudera, Hayden Beccard, Levi Schiller, James Rolf. Front Row L-R: Gavin Nelson, Rylan Nelson, Nolan Beccard, Landon Hasenkamp and Payton Schiller.) (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Tests Range of Practices

January 22, 2018
Winners of the 2017 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge were recently recognized at the annual banquet. Through the contest, youth groups theorize the effect of changing a corn production practice and then test it, using science-based research methods.

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Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club of Cuming County, Nebraska
Figure 1. The Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club of Cuming County won the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge for the 2016 corn production year. All the winners were honored at a banquet in Lincoln in January. Pictured, from left, are members James Rolf, Angela Rolf, Payton Schiller, Kaleb Hasenkamp, Levi Schiller, and Boone McAfee of the Nebraska Corn Board. Not picture is Matthew Rolf.

Youth Corn Challenge Offers Real-World Experience, Rewards

January 24, 2017
Winners of the 2016 Nebraska Innovative Corn Challenge for Youth were recently announced and the top prize went to the Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club of Cuming County. Challenge participants learned valuable lessons in production ag, research, teamwork, and problem-solving while competing for cash prizes made possible by the Nebraska Corn Board.

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