Study Materials & Contest Information

Montana Range Days is all about learning!  Get a jump start on the contest and be ready to absorb all there is to offer at the workshops by downloading the plant lists and workbooks ahead of time.  Also find the criteria for the illustrated talks and collections.  See below for contest information regarding Top Range Hand and other contest information as well.

Top Greenhand

A 14 year old individual in 4-H, FFA or Open Youth Division, with the highest combined score from these five contests: Plant Identification, Plant Anatomy, Range Management, Illustration Talks and Exhibits. Plant Identification scores will be used to break all ties. You’ll take home this Montana Silversmith’s Buckle!

Contest rules

Not sure which contest you’ll be competing in?  Or just wondering how everything works?  Check out the rules document below for explanations of just about everything!


Find updated workbooks here. Everything you need to know about plant anatomy, identification, and more!

Plant Lists

Did you know Beaverhead County is home to 10 species of sagebrush?  See if they are all on the plant list for your division!

Weed List

Weeds, weeds, weeds!  Discover the weed list and Montana Weed Control Association Resources

Illustrated Talks & Collections

Find detailed criteria and scoring rubrics here!