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Nobles County 4-H’ers earn third place in crop scouting event

Youth showcased their skills as crop scouts by identifying weeds, insects, forages and plant diseases as well by identifying the growth stages of corn and soybeans.

Nobles County students compete in the 4-H Crop Scouting event July 19, 2022, at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.
Nobles County students compete in the 4-H Crop Scouting event July 19, 2022, at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.
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ST. PAUL — Middle school and high school 4-H and FFA members from across Minnesota competed in a 4-H Crop Scouting event July 19 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.

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Youth from 13 counties in eight crop scouting teams split between junior and senior divisions, showcased their skills as crop scouts by identifying weeds, insects, forages and plant diseases as well by identifying the growth stages of corn and soybeans.

The top senior team was the Dakota/Rice County 4-H, with Top Crop Scouts of Lyon County 4-H in second place, and they will represent Minnesota at a national competition hosted by Purdue University in Lafayette, Indianna in September.

Nobles County participants were Brodik Clarke, Kaston Clarke, Mara Clarke, Molly Clarke and Torrin Clarke, coached by Doug and Katie Clarke.

The youth crop scouting competition was made possible by the USDA, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Youth Development & 4-H and the Minnesota Corn Growers.

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Visit https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-agronomy for more information about 4-H crop scouting or 4-H agronomy and horticulture.

To learn more about Nobles County 4-H, go to www.extension.umn.edu/nobles or call (507) 295-5314.

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