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Last day to register for The Biggest Grower

This high school student gardening competition runs May 6 to Aug. 12

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Stacy Adams, (402) 472-2577,
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Nebraska Extension will host a high school student gardening competition again this summer.

Through funding from the Nebraska Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and Beyond School Bells, The Biggest Grower offers students the chance to start their own backyard or patio garden to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for their families and communities.

The competition is free to all Nebraska high school students entering the ninth through 12th grade for fall 2022. Participants will plant, grow, cultivate, harvest and distribute their fresh specialty crops and compete alongside other Nebraska students to find out who is The Biggest Grower.

The competition will begin May 6 and end Aug. 12. After all the data is entered and reviewed, The Biggest Grower, runners-up and honorable mentions will be announced and gift card prizes will be awarded Aug. 19.

Registration is open now and space is limited to 50 participants:

Contact Stacy Adams at with any questions.

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