Youth Crop Scouting Competition group
Youth from from Arlington, Colfax, Cuming and Johnson counties participated in this year's Youth Crop Scouting Competition, hosted by Nebraska Extension.

2022 Youth Crop Scouting Competition Winners Announced

August 25, 2022
First and second place winning teams will be headed to Indiana in mid-September to represent Nebraska in the regional youth crop scouting competition.

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Youth at field day
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. (Photo by Kathy Burr)

Agronomy Youth Field Day Kicks Off July 6

June 28, 2022
Nebraska youth will spend the day immersed in activities to learn more about weed identification, plant growth stages, insect management, using ag tech for irrigation management, and more.

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2021 Youth Crop Scouting competition participants

Youth Crop Scouting Competition — Connecting Youth with Crops

June 8, 2022
Nebraska youth who want to test their scouting skills and learn more about crop growth and development are encouraged to participate in the ninth annual Crop Scouting Competition on Aug. 3.

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Farm youth
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Roth IRAs for Children Earning a Wage on the Farm

April 27, 2022
Though savings accounts for farm youth are common, Roth IRAs are another great avenue for investing the money they earn through labor on the family farm.

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Children in tractor
For safety training, Nebraska teens will have two locations to choose from — North Platte and Grand Island — and six locations where they can take the final tractor driving test to receive certification. See testing sites and registration information below.

Tractor Safety Days Scheduled for Nebraska Teens this Summer

April 14, 2022
Two training locations and six testing locations will be available to Nebraska teens seeking tractor and equipment safety certification.

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York youth team
The York County 4-H CSI team won first place in this year's Innovative Youth Corn Challenge for their project that compared the use of Xyway fungicide in-furrow to control diseases throughout the season versus no fungicide.

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Contest 2021 Results

February 10, 2022
Find out which team won this year's Innovative Youth Corn Challenge and learn more about the research competitors conducted in their projects — plus, registration now open for the 2022 competition.

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Youth Crop Scouting Competition group
Participants of the 2021 Youth Crop Scouting Competition, hosted by Nebraska Extension.

Youth Crop Scouting Competition Winners Announced

August 10, 2021
Participants were able to compete in-person at this year's Youth Crop Scouting Competition, which annually offers education and hands-on learning experiences on all aspects of crop scouting. 

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Youth Crop Scouting Competition flyer

Youth Crop Scouting Competition — Connecting Youth with Crops

May 27, 2021
Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 8th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops can learn about crop growth and development and basic crop scouting principles.

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