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4-H Youth Development

Field Crops

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

  • Experiment with soil testing
  • Grow and harvest crops
  • Plant a wheat variety test plot
  • Learn about herbicides and fertilizers

Project Materials

Field Crops (PL101)

General Plant Science Resources

Events and Activities

Crops Identification Contest
Where: Hutchinson, KS
When: 1st Saturday, Kansas State Fair
Award: Educational trip for top team, award to top three individuals, medallions to top two teams
Donor: Kansas State Fair, County Weed Director Association of Kansas , Kansas Grain Sorghum Growers Association

Kansas 4-H State Wheat Show
When: August
Award: Special awards and premiums
Donor: American What Producers Association, Cargill, Inc., Cereal Food Processors, Inc., Continental Grain Company, DeBruce Grain Company, Kansas Farmers Service Association, Kansas Grain and Feed, Kansas Wheat Commission

Land Judging Contest
Where: Regional Locations
When: September - October

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

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