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



The beginning-level project is designed for members 12 years of age and older by October 1st of the 4-H year. younger members may take this project under the guidance of a knowledgeable adult. It is recommended for use by 4-H members wanting to build, modify, or repair steel-based projects. 

This project should take between three and six months to complete and may be repeated.

Learn how to find an area to work on your project, how to identify welding tools, welding safety, and decide on appropriate projects for the year. You'll also learn how to measure and mark materials, use a square, use a portable power drill, grinder, and more. 

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?

  • Proficiency in level 1 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

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

  • Proficiency in level 2 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

what needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels from here?

  • Project members comfort level with associated tools and techniques
  • Project members willingness to seek guidance and dedicate time to more complicated projects

Superintendent: Dave Swanson
Contact: daveswanson4@icloud.com or 406.459.3950

Junior Superintendent: Ben Swanson

How will you be contacted? Email 

The beginning-level project is designed for members 12 years of age and older by October 1st of the 4-H year. younger members may take this project under the guidance of a knowledgeable adult. It is recommended for use by 4-H members wanting to build, modify, or repair steel-based projects. 

This project should take between three and six months to complete and may be repeated.

Learn how to find an area to work on your project, how to identify welding tools, welding safety, and decide on appropriate projects for the year. You'll also learn how to measure and mark materials, use a square, use a portable power drill, grinder, and more. 

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?

  • Proficiency in level 1 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

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

  • Proficiency in level 2 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

what needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels from here?

  • Project members comfort level with associated tools and techniques
  • Project members willingness to seek guidance and dedicate time to more complicated projects

Superintendent: Dave Swanson
Contact: daveswanson4@icloud.com or 406.459.3950

Junior Superintendent: Ben Swanson

How will you be contacted? Email 




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The beginning-level project is designed for members 12 years of age and older by October 1st of the 4-H year. younger members may take this project under the guidance of a knowledgeable adult. It is recommended for use by 4-H members wanting to build, modify, or repair steel-based projects. 

This project should take between three and six months to complete and may be repeated.

Learn how to find an area to work on your project, how to identify welding tools, welding safety, and decide on appropriate projects for the year. You'll also learn how to measure and mark materials, use a square, use a portable power drill, grinder, and more. 

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?

  • Proficiency in level 1 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

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

  • Proficiency in level 2 as determined at fair judging
  • Age of project member and years in project

what needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels from here?

  • Project members comfort level with associated tools and techniques
  • Project members willingness to seek guidance and dedicate time to more complicated projects

Superintendent: Dave Swanson
Contact: daveswanson4@icloud.com or 406.459.3950

Junior Superintendent: Ben Swanson

How will you be contacted? Email 



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