You will learn how weeds impact biodiversity, how weeds impact forage production, how to develop a weed awareness workshop, about joining a weed association and understand how to certify a grower’s hay as, “weed-free.” You will also learn about careers related to weeds, about plant taxonomy (classification systems), find out about the hazards associated with herbicides and how herbicides work.
Weed-n-Seed, 5294 $2.00
4-H Member Guide
Weed Wrangler Helper’s Guide, 5298 $2.00
4-H Leader Guide
Weeds of the West, (available in each county Extension office as a reference)
Plant Identification Learning Kit, (available in each county Extension office)
Pets Need Oxygen, Too
You may be 11 years old, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take on a project that makes a difference. Rylee Hoyem, of the Wilsall Wranglers 4-H Club, is working to equip and train fire departments in Park County in the use of oxygen masks for pets. Pets are often left alone in the home, and firefighters may find them
You may be 11 years old, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take on a project that makes a difference. Rylee Hoyem, of the Wilsall Wranglers 4-H Club, is working to equip and train fire departments in Park County in the use of oxygen masks for pets. Pets are often left alone in the home, and firefighters may find them suffering from smoke inhalation. Human safety always comes first, but giving high concentration oxygen early can be a lifesaver for dogs, cats – even ferrets.
Since animal noses are shaped differently than ours, oxygen masks for humans don’t work as well on pets. Special masks made for pets create a better seal and can force oxygen flow into an unconscious animal’s nose, if necessary. But not all fire departments are equipped with these pet life-savers.
Rylee, whose dad is the assistant fire chief in Wilsall, has helped out around the firehouse quite a bit, so when she was considering ideas for a 4-H community service project, pet oxygen masks were a natural choice. Sue Scott, EMS coordinator for the fire department said Rylee has learned all about the special masks and has demonstrated how they work to firefighters and others. Before fundraising, Rylee sent letters to fire chiefs for their permission to undertake the project. She then contacted groups who might send donations. Local printing businesses donated brochures and posters to help out.
Now Rylee has done presentations about pet oxygen masks at the Park County Fair and she has gotten plenty of experience explaining them to the media. She fitted coffee cans with signs and put them in area businesses for donations. As of April, she had collected $235, and she plans to collect enough to equip all seven fire departments in Park County by the end of the year. What’s in it for Rylee? “I’ve gone into places I’ve never been before and I’m more willing to do things for the community,” she said.
Weed Science looks at one of the most important environmental
problems in Montana. Through the activities in this project, 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. You will also learn how to make a plant press,
display and mount weeds, and the science of weed control. You’ll learn
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
such fierce competitors and have the opportunity to instill in others the desire to take an active role in controlling weeds.
Weed Wise, Level 1 - 4110 get details...
Weeds on the Move, Level 2 - 4120 get details...
Weed-n-Seed, Level 3 - 4130 get details...
Advanced Weed Science, Level 4 - 4140 get details...
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4-H project information can also be found in the project selection guide published each July. Check with your 4-H leader or Extension office to see what projects are offered in your area. Not all projects listed may be available in your county. Projects listed on this site and in the Clover are those in which Montana State University provides support.