It is important that youth recognize career pathways in the food, agriculture, and natural resource industries to fill those jobs. Since 2012, the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge has engaged youth with in-depth, experiential learning. This partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Extension has successfully involved youth in rigorous inquiry-based learning through completion of on-farm research or demonstration plots across Nebraska. Since the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge program’s inception in 2012, a total of 268 youth have participated.