Texas 4-H Range Science Project

Type
Project

Overview

Do you love the great outdoors? If so, this project is for you! You’ll learn how to manage land, natural resources, and the environment. You can learn about your environment, and the responsibility you have for natural resources, and the connections between plants, animals, soil, and water.

Contact

Barron Rector
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

This is a great project for someone who wants to own a ranch or manage land that produces renewable goods and services for humans. The Range Science project promotes and develops knowledge and skills in practical range, natural resource and ranch management. Projected costs are low to medium.

Topics include:

  • Ranchland management
  • Water and how plants grow
  • Vegetation areas of Texas
  • Brush control and weed control
  • Poisonous or toxic plants
  • Grazing management strategies
  • Ranch management practices and leasing rangeland
  • Risk management for land
  • What domestic grazing animals and wildlife species eat

The Master Plant List names and gives characteristics of 129 range and pasture plants used in the 4-H Range and Pasture Grass Identification Contest, 4-H Range Evaluation Contest and the major livestock show Range and Pasture Plant Identification contests at Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas State Fair, the Amarillo Tri-State Fair and 4-H open contests.

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