January 6, 2013

Podcast: Internships, iPads in education and the Corn Youth Challenge

In this podcast, the Nebraska Corn Board's Kim Clark provides an update on a number of youth initiatives the board is involved in.

First up, Nebraska Corn Board received a $5,000 grant from DuPont Pioneer to be used toward iPad technology for agriculture literacy. The Corn Board then matched the grant, meaning there is $10,000 available for Nebraska schools.

She said schools can apply to receive an iPad for their school or classroom via Corn Board's website. Applications are due February 28, and you can find more here.

Another great activity is the Nebraska Corn Board’s internships. "We supported five internships last year and have openings for five again this year," Clark said. Applications are due Jan. 15, and additional information can be found here.

One of the internships is a year-long one in the board's office in Lincoln. The other four are summer internships. One in Saint Louis and one in Washington, D.C., with the National Corn Growers Association, and another in D.C. for the U.S. Grains Council. The fourth summer internship is in Denver with the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

Finally, Clark noted that the second Innovative Corn Youth Challenge is gearing up for 2013.

Awards for the inaugural challenge were handed out recently, with teams completing the challenge winning anywhere from $200 to $1,000. Winners included students from the Pioneers 4H club, Wranglers 4H club, Humphrey FFA, Super Strong 4H and Strang 4-Bar-H club.

For more on the challenge, click here.

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