Crop ID Champs crowned at county fair

September 18, 2021 | Featured|Headlines

BLACKWELL — The 2021 Crop ID Champions are Austin Grossardt, Blackwell FFA and OK-Okies 4-H club, and Jacob Merhoff, Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H.

Kay County OSU Extension Agriculture Educator, Shannon Mallory said the contest is part of the Kay County Free Fair and that competitors are given 60 plants, seeds, machinery, diseases, and insects to identify from a pre-determined list. 

Grossardt was crowned the Senior Crop ID Champion and Merhoff the Junior Crop ID Champion. 

The 2021 Crop ID Champions are Austin Grossardt, Blackwell FFA and OK-Okies 4-H club, and Jacob Merhoff, Newkirk Go-Getters 4-H. On the left is Merhoff with Shannon Mallory and on the right is Grossardt with Mallory.