The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717

Plant Sciences projects are designed to teach how plants and soils are exciting and interesting. You will learn to identify plants, develop skills in caring for and using plants, recognize undesirable and poisonous plants, grow crops properly, harvest and process crops and to use them or market them. You will also learn about the relationships between all phases of natural resource management including wildlife, range, forestry, water and soils and develop an appreciative attitude toward sound management of natural resources and a broad understanding of relationships between agriculture and nature. You will also be able to seek out the scientific principles of plant growth and develop an interest in further work or careers.

Plant Science Superintendents: 

Ann Reber (406) 461-4030

Alicia Reber (406) 437-2934 or alicia.reber@gmail.com

How will you be contacted? Email

Gardening Project

You will learn a lot in the gardening project with 4 different levels. Each level is geared toward a certain grade. 

Level A: grades 3-4 Learn how to plan an in-ground or container garden.

Level B: grades 5-6 Learn how to modify garden plans, plant families and how to grow new plants from plant parts.

Level C: grades 7-9 Learn different planting methods, photosynthesis, identify and prevent weeds. 

Level D: grades 10-12 Learn how to maximize garden space, how to harvest, store, preserve, and/or sell vegetables and herbs.

Those are just a few topics the youth will learn within this project

Project Books Required? Yes 

Project books can be purchased HERE

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found HERE

what needs to be accomplished to move forward from level A book?

  • 2 years in 4-H gardening 
  • attend at least 4 gardening workshops 
  • grow at least 2 plants from seed
  • Show at least once at the fair or demonstration at a workshop
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level B book?

  • Make a garden plan and plan a garden
  • Attend 4 gardening workshops
  • Grow 4 plants from seed
  • Show in fair or demonstration
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level C Book?

  • Complete Level C book activities

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level D Book?

  • Complete Level D book activities  

Junior Superintendent: Brennan Jensen

Weed Science Project

Weed Science looks at one of the most important environmental
problems in Montana. You will develop your knowledge and
understanding of agriculture, nature and biodiversity. You’ll also
develop a broader understanding of the relationship between nature
and agriculture and recognize important weeds in Montana. Learn how
to make a plant press, how to display and mount weeds, the science
of weed control, various biological methods for controlling weeds, the
beneficial uses for weeds and which weeds you can cook and eat. You
will study how weeds use different dispersal methods for propagation,
why weeds are fierce competitors and you’ll have the opportunity to
instill in others the desire to actively control weeds.

Project Books Required? Yes

Project books can be purchased HERE

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found HERE

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • 2 years in 4-H weed science
  • collect and identify at least 25 weeds
  • attend at least 4 weed science workshops
  • Participate in fair or do a demonstration at a workshop
  • Build a plant press
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • collect and identify at least 25 new weeds
  • Complete 9 activities in the book
  • Participate in a weed pull
  • attend at least 4 weed science workshops
  • Participate in fair or do a demonstration at a workshop


Plant Sciences Project


Plant Sciences Project

Plant Sciences projects are designed to teach how plants and soils are exciting and interesting. You will learn to identify plants, develop skills in caring for and using plants, recognize undesirable and poisonous plants, grow crops properly, harvest and process crops and to use them or market them. You will also learn about the relationships between all phases of natural resource management including wildlife, range, forestry, water and soils and develop an appreciative attitude toward sound management of natural resources and a broad understanding of relationships between agriculture and nature. You will also be able to seek out the scientific principles of plant growth and develop an interest in further work or careers.

Plant Science Superintendents: 

Ann Reber (406) 461-4030

Alicia Reber (406) 437-2934 or alicia.reber@gmail.com

How will you be contacted? Email

Gardening Project

You will learn a lot in the gardening project with 4 different levels. Each level is geared toward a certain grade. 

Level A: grades 3-4 Learn how to plan an in-ground or container garden.

Level B: grades 5-6 Learn how to modify garden plans, plant families and how to grow new plants from plant parts.

Level C: grades 7-9 Learn different planting methods, photosynthesis, identify and prevent weeds. 

Level D: grades 10-12 Learn how to maximize garden space, how to harvest, store, preserve, and/or sell vegetables and herbs.

Those are just a few topics the youth will learn within this project

Project Books Required? Yes 

Project books can be purchased HERE

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found HERE

what needs to be accomplished to move forward from level A book?

  • 2 years in 4-H gardening 
  • attend at least 4 gardening workshops 
  • grow at least 2 plants from seed
  • Show at least once at the fair or demonstration at a workshop
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level B book?

  • Make a garden plan and plan a garden
  • Attend 4 gardening workshops
  • Grow 4 plants from seed
  • Show in fair or demonstration
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level C Book?

  • Complete Level C book activities

What needs to be accomplished to move forward from Level D Book?

  • Complete Level D book activities  

Junior Superintendent: Brennan Jensen

Weed Science Project

Weed Science looks at one of the most important environmental
problems in Montana. You will develop your knowledge and
understanding of agriculture, nature and biodiversity. You’ll also
develop a broader understanding of the relationship between nature
and agriculture and recognize important weeds in Montana. Learn how
to make a plant press, how to display and mount weeds, the science
of weed control, various biological methods for controlling weeds, the
beneficial uses for weeds and which weeds you can cook and eat. You
will study how weeds use different dispersal methods for propagation,
why weeds are fierce competitors and you’ll have the opportunity to
instill in others the desire to actively control weeds.

Project Books Required? Yes

Project books can be purchased HERE

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found HERE

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • 2 years in 4-H weed science
  • collect and identify at least 25 weeds
  • attend at least 4 weed science workshops
  • Participate in fair or do a demonstration at a workshop
  • Build a plant press
  • Complete book and project sheets

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • collect and identify at least 25 new weeds
  • Complete 9 activities in the book
  • Participate in a weed pull
  • attend at least 4 weed science workshops
  • Participate in fair or do a demonstration at a workshop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717

 

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