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Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth 2018

Introduction to IPMThe Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is pleased to present the eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth. High school students (those completing grades 9-12) from Iowa are invited to compete and showcase crop scouting abilities in corn and soybean. The competition will be a one day event focusing on outdoor learning.

Crop Scouting Competition

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:00am to 2:30pm

High school students from across Iowa are invited to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean on August 5 at the Iowa State University Extension Farm. The competition will be a one day event with both indoor and outdoor components. The theme for this years competition is Crop Scouting Innovations. Monetary prizes will be awarded to winners. Click HERE for more information and registration.

2014 Crop Scouting Competition Open to High School Students

April 28, 2014

AMES, Iowa — The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students. Organizers announced the 2014 theme, Crop Scouting Innovations, this week along with extending an invitation to participate to teams of high school students (those completing grades 9-12).

Position Open for Crop Education Intern

August 17, 2018

The Integrated Pest Management Unit is looking for an intern to assist with educational programing for K-12 youth. This intern would work with Maya Hayslett, the Crop Sciences Youth Educational Specialist, as part of the Americorps program. The purpose of this position is to help create and disseminate educational materials for youth on crop science topics. This person would be provided with training to create interactive online modules and then create 2-4 modules as part of a crop science curriculum.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves its state. Our core purpose is to engage citizens through research‐based educational programs, increasing the ability of Iowans to make informed decisions by applying relevant, needs‐driven resources, to create significant impact in our state. ISU Extension and Outreach is focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities to prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation better than we found it.

North Central IPM Center

The North Central IPM Center works to ensure coordination of efforts and resources to enhance IPM development and adoption for production agriculture, natural resources, recreational environments, and residential and public sites.

Field Extension and Education Laboratory

The Field Extension Education Laboratory, (FEEL) is a teaching and demonstration facility dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals. This facility is used for demonstration projects that augment a variety of educational programs held throughout the summer months.