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4-H clover 4-H Crop Scouting

Event information




Crystal Valley Co-Op
7800 Old Highway 14
Janesville, MN 56093


Amy Nelson, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Developer, Waseca County
dobbe007@umn.edu or 507-835-0600

Mattea Dann, Extension Support Staff
mdann@umn.edu or 507-835-0600

Local events

Youth in grades 6+ are invited to join us for an introduction to crop scouting on June 30th at Crystal Valley Co-op from 9 am to 12 pm (7800 Old US Highway 14, Janesville, MN 56048)

Crop scouting is an essential part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Scouting provides field-specific information on pest pressure and crop injury, and is essential in making the appropriate pest management decisions. Youth will be able to learn about crop scouting, the state 4-H Crop Scouting event and careers related to crop scouting. Youth will also learn how to scout for problems and learn about possible solutions and strategies.


  • To provide youth an opportunity to learn crop scouting and principles of integrated pest management (IPM) for corn and soybean in Minnesota
  • To gain knowledge about the scouting, identification, and management strategies for diseases, insects, and weeds common to Minnesota crops
  • To develop the ability to gather information and solve problems
  • To demonstrate knowledge of crop scouting and IPM principles in a competitive event
  • To obtain knowledge and skills that will be helpful in future careers related to agri-science and environmental science.


  • Youth in grades 6+ in the Southeast, Southwest, and Central counties of Minnesota 4-H


For assistance with registration, please refer to the event registration guide or contact your local extension office.

  • If you are new to 4-H, please select "Virtual 4-H - Countyname County" or “In Person Camp/Event-Countyname County” in the Clubs field. In the Projects field, choose "pick the project your primary focus is on" and any other project areas you have an interest in. 


Upcoming events

Murray County 4-H Building
Blue Earth County Fairgrounds
Martin County Fairgrounds
Clinton Memorial Building
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