The University of Minnesota Extension 4-H program will be hosting the 2nd annual crop scouting competition virtual August 6-12, 2020. The crop scouting competition "aims to equip the next generation of farmers and ag-industry specialists with basic crop scouting and pest management skills helpful for any career in agriculture, environmental sciences, of food production.

Last year only individuals competed in the contest. This year teams of 3 to 5 members can also enter the competition. The team event will combine the individual scores. There is no cost to attend and there are cash prizes for the winners. The first place team wills $200 with second place $100. The top individual wins $50 and second place $25. Contestants can range from 7th grade to 1 year post high school.

If you would like more information call Brian McNeill at 320-589-1711 or email mcnei006@umn.edu. The registration deadline is August 5, 2020. If you register by July 31, 2020 you will receive a free hat. You can register yourself or team at: https://z.umn.edu/4hcropsscoutingregistration.