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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 20, 2020

Kansas State 4-H Crops Identification Contest Registration Open

Submitted by Deryl E Waldren

Do you have 4-H members looking for something new and interesting to do in Kansas 4-H this fall? Why not have them try the 2020 Kansas State 4-H Crops Identification Contest?

This year’s in-person contest was cancelled due to most of the Kansas State Fair 4-H in-person events being cancelled because of COVID-19. The 2020 Kansas State 4-H Crops ID Contest will be offered virtually this fall. Registration is now open using Qualtrics until Thursday, November 12, by visiting https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zQiuQlFE8Hg3xX.

Rules for 2020:

• The contest is open to all Kansas 4-H youth, ages 9-18 (4-H age).

• Electronic registration closes on Thursday, November 12, 11:59 p.m.

• An email will be sent to participants on Friday, November 13, with the contest link and instructions to participate.

• The virtual contest will be open from Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. through Sunday, November 22, closing at 11:59 p.m. The contest will use Qualtrics. Participants will be given a timed 30 minutes for each of two classes: identifying photos of 50 plant samples and 50 seed samples.

• No qualifying contest is required. There is not a limit on the number of participants per county/district. Contestants may participate as a junior, intermediate or senior individual member or on an intermediate team or senior team with team members being designated by local Extension offices.

• Two photo identification classes will be the only component for all ages.

• Please complete the identification contest with access to an electronic device larger than a phone, for example: lap top, desk top or tablet.

• Upon the closing of registration, local Extension offices will be contacted for the placement of members on senior and intermediate team(s), if applicable.

• Contest individual and team winners for the senior (14-18) and intermediate (11-13) age divisions will be announced by December 15, 2020. Juniors (9-10 only) may compete as individuals only.

• Participants with slow internet connections may need to complete the contest at a different location, for example, your local Extension office, library, or school facility.

• The Kansas County Weed Directors Association will award plaques to the three high individuals in the Senior Division and first and second place medallions for the Senior and Intermediate Divisions. The Eric and Jackie Chandler Family, Neodesha, KS, will sponsor award plaques to the three high individuals in the Intermediate Division, and the first and second place team plaques for the Senior Division and Intermediate Divisions.

For questions, please contact Deryl E. Waldren, Kansas 4-H Wheat Coordinator, dwaldren@ksu.edu, 303-349-7403.

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