Hero Image

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Pumpkin Project hosted by the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension center! To say we are “Pumped Up” would be an understatement. While things are up in the air for school districts everywhere, we at Kearney Outreach are determined to “make pumpkin pie out of pumpkins” and deliver an experience for students that is engaging, novel, and educational.  We are super excited to participate with 4-H and Land Based-Learning and very grateful for our cooperators and the energy their students will bring. We also welcome anyone else that is interested to follow along as the project progresses here and on Instagram.

Hot off the presses, Lesson 7 is now available

For those signed up to build catapults and launch things, here is your instruction manual :-) 

See below for the last drone flight with footage of your plots - also on Videos page.

Here are the teams and their plot assignments.

Check out the Teams pages in the top navigation bar and scroll through the teams with their awesome signs, detailed farm reports and crop photos.

***Also check out the Teams page and your team page for notes about work done to your plot, such as recent spray for aphids and P & K fertigation***

We hope you are as “pumped up” as we are and continue to support the young students who are the future of a healthy valley economy.



9/16 Drone Flight over North rows

9/16 Drone Flight over south rows