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The Purple Plow Challenge

Sat, 04/13/2019

Registration is open!

What is it?

A fun, creative and hands-on approach to creating solutions for real world issues related to agriculture. These exciting challenges are brought to you by the American Farm Bureau Foundation.

The current challenge is Pollinators!

Pollinator populations are shrinking, and several factors are contributing to this disturbing global trend. There are growing concerns as to what the impact will be on food production. After thoughtful research, youth will design, test and demonstrate a solution that will sustain or improve pollinator well-being.

Who can join?

Individuals or teams (no minimum or maximum). Ideal for middle or high school students (12 y/o+).

When is it?

The challenge runs January 1, 2019 – May 1, 2019. The NH Challenge Showcase will be on April 13, 2019 at the NH 4-H Makers Expo at Interlakes High School.

Why should you join?

A fun, creative and hands-on approach to creating solutions for real world issues related to agriculture. There is a chance to win National prizes, top 3 submissions receive a 3-D printer and $100 Visa Gift Card. There will also be chances to win local prizes. Local prize winners will be selected at the NH 4-H Makers Summit on April 13th.

NH Prizes Provided by:

Osborne's Agway-Conocrd 

How can you join?

  1. Contact Michelle Bersaw-Robblee, 4-H Horticulture Extension Field Specialist at 603-796-2151 or by email at michelle.bersaw@unh.edu to let us know you are interested in participating.
  2. Log onto: www.purpleplow.org for challenge details.
  3. To be eligible for local prizes at the NH 4-H Challenge Showcase you must register for the NH 4-H Makers Expo.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:      Purple Plow                    NH 4-H Makers Expo                   Event Flyer

EVENT RESOURCES:

Cost

Free

Contact

Anna Boudreau Supports Extension

I Support Extension

Anna Boudreau
State Advisory Council Chair, Natural Resources Steward and NH Coverts Cooperator