Six teams of Iowa youth from across the state participated in the seventh annual Iowa Crop Scouting Competition on July 31 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Field Extension Education Laboratory. The top four teams were awarded trophies and cash prizes. The top two winning teams from Denison, Iowa and Clayton County, Iowa will compete against Nebraska and Indiana winning teams in the upcoming Regional Crop Scouting Competition in Indiana on Aug. 28. Last year, Iowa’s teams won first and second at the 2016 Regional Crop Scouting Competition in Boone, Iowa.
1st Place: Kuhlmann Seed from Denison, Iowa.
Team Leader: Randall Kuhlman; Pictured: Hannah Holdsworth, Emily Boettger, Brady Fredericks, and Connor Garrett.
2nd Place: Clayton County Team #1 from Clayton County, Iowa.
Team Leaders: Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun; Pictured: Ted Hilgerson, Andrey Shirbroun, Cole Deitchler, Matt Whittle, Max Gibson.
3rd Place: Clayton County Team #2 from Clayton County, Iowa
Leaders: Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun; Pictured: Cassidy Penrod, Jon Whittle, Tom Whittle, Laci Orr, Mia Gibson.
4th Place: Geer Seed from Monroe, Iowa. Team members: Caleb Geer and Hudson Geer.
Video: 2017 Crop Scouting Competition
Photo credit: Brandon Kleinke