NDSU Extension to Host Junior Crop Scout School

May 29, 2024

By Alicia Harstad

North Dakota State University Extension will host the 2024 Junior Crop Scout School on June 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. This event offers youth ages 12 to 18 a hands-on agronomy experience where they will learn about various career paths within the field. All youth are encouraged to participate.

Throughout the day, attendees will engage in activities such as identifying live weed samples; understanding the growth and development of corn, soybeans, and wheat; conducting stand counts of corn and soybeans; and learning basic soil information. Additionally, a lunchtime career panel featuring agronomy professionals will provide an opportunity for youth to ask questions and explore diverse career options within agronomy.

A registration fee of $10 covers lunch and a crop scouting kit. Registration is required by June 17 to guarantee lunch. To register, visit ndsu.ag/jrcropscout or contact the NDSU Extension office in Barnes County at 701-845-8528.

This program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of NDSU Extension agents Jeff Gale, Julianne Racine, Jeff Stachler, Traci Lagein, Katelyn Landeis and Alicia Harstad, and retired Extension cropping systems specialist Greg Endres. The Junior Crop Scout School is sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Soybean Council.

Source : ndsu.edu
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