Fall 2021

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


Infestation of weeds can be most upsetting to anyone who finds themselves dealing with them. Whether they are in your garden, lawn, or you pass by them thinking they are a pretty flower, weeds definitely make their appearance in most places. For ranchers, weeds can take a huge toll on them and their operation. Since I live on a ranch it was only fit for me to create a project that would not only benefit myself and other ranchers in the Harney County community. My project was about the importance of weed control. It is a huge part of ranching life and is a big problem in the Harney County ranching community. The sole purpose of this project was to gather information regarding the destruction of weeds through research and interviews around the community and online. I want this project to be successful for years to come and not to stop after this class. This is a project I am dearly passionate about and I truly want to fix using the research and interviews within the ranching community. My main purpose was to engage the community, educate the community and get the community more involved in controlling the infestation of weeds that seems to be affecting our soil, crops and cattle production. It will take the entire ranching community in working together to solve this problem. One can see the impact that weeds have on ranchers, but this is an issue that can be turned around if everyone is willing to do their part in fixing it. Three keywords that I would choose to describe my project would be; innovative, creative, and necessary.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.



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