Youth

Team Registration Open for Youth Crop Scouting Contest April 11, 2018

Teams of youth interested in learning crop scouting and competing for cash prizes are encouraged to enter the 5th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Youth. Teams are encouraged to form and register now for the July 26 event so they can start studies and preparations to compete.

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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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Figure 1. Aaron Yoder uses an ATV simulator at the National FFA Convention to provide safety training. Yoder will be one of the course instructors for the Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Course.
Figure 1. Aaron Yoder uses an ATV simulator at the National FFA Convention to provide safety training. Yoder and other instructors will use the simulator in Nebraska this summer when teaching Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses.

Required Youth Tractor Safety Training at 12 Sites This Summer March 9, 2018

This summer Nebraska Extension will be offering Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses for 14- and 15-year-olds who will be working on a farm other than their family's.

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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

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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Figure 1. Five youth crop scouting teams took a written test and completed eight field exercises to compete in the 2017 state contest. Two teams will now advance to the regionals. (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)

Nebraska Crop Scouting Youth Winners to Advance to Regionals August 4, 2017

Five teams of talented youth crop scouts recently vied for the state title. Congratulations to all who tested their skills and good luck to the Colfax County 4-H and Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club of Cuming County who will move on to regionals.

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An agronomy day camp in Curtis

Agronomy Youth Field Day August 9 at Curtis July 27, 2017

Youth ages nine to 14 years old and adults are invited to the 2nd annual Agronomy Youth Field Day at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture on August 9. Participants will gain important life skills while discovering the science behind Nebraska crop production.

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Colfax County Crop Scout Team, winners in 2016

Form Your Teams & Start Preparing for Youth Crop Scouting Contest May 9, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Crop Scouting Competition to be held this August in eastern Nebraska. The contest is open to FFA and 4-H club members and will help  those interested in crops test their skills and those new to crops better understand crop production.

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