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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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Gardener tending plant
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer. | Shutterstock

The Biggest Grower Returns with Summer Learning, Scholarship for High Schoolers

April 15, 2021
The Biggest Grower competition, hosted by Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, offers Nebraska high school students the opportunity to learn how to start their own small growing operation.

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Nebraska Youth Corn Challenge info flyer

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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Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops

June 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 6th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

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