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.
Youth Learn, Compete in Crop Scouting Contest
July 27, 2018
Youth honed their crop scouting skills while vying for top honors in the fifth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Thursday at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.
Agronomy Youth Field Day Aug. 8 at Curtis
June 28, 2018
Curiosity is key to learning and the Aug. 8 Agronomy Youth Field Day offers a myriad of opportunities for youth to explore, learn, talk with kid-friendly experts, and consider careers in agronomic fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.