Franklin County Events & Information
- 4-H Online Enrollment Opens - 10/1/18
- Franklin County 4-H Council & Leaders Meeting - 1/28/19
4-H Council & Leaders Meeting
The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Celebration Hall. Council members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting.
KAP Pickup and Senior KAP Return
All KAPs submitted for county judging will be available for pick up in the Extension Office after the Achievement Program. Senior KAPs eligible for area judging (those awarded first place in a project area) should be corrected, updated and returned to the Extension Office by January 4, 2019. A list of eligible KAPs is available in the Extension Office.
Franklin County Shooting Sports
The Franklin County Shooting Sports program offers the following disciplines* during the designated months:
BB, Air Rifle, Air Pistol meetings will be held at Celebration Hall. Set up will be at 6:30 p.m. and begin at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive early to help set up or stay late to help tear down. Meetings are scheduled for December 18; January 8 & 22; February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23.
Safety instruction must be completed before participation. Meeting reminders and other information is posted on the Facebook Group page "Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports".
All Franklin County Shooting Sports members are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $25 per member/$75 per family when the member's season begins. The fees are used to help purchase needed supplies and equipment. This minimizes the need for fundraising activities. Direct all questions to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The age requirements for BB Gun/Air Rifle/Air Pistol are as follows: BB Gun: Open to members age 8-18, compete starting at age 9. Air Rifle: Open to members age 11-18. Air Pistol: Open to members age 10-18 AND have had one year of prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
* Muzzleloading and Hunting Skills are not offered. Youth may still enroll in the projects; however, with no certified leader, there will be no meetings/practices held nor will youth be eligible to participate in competitions.
Franklin County Scholarships
It's never too early to get started on applying for scholarships. Seniors can find scholarship applications atFranklin County Giving. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2019.
2019 Franklin County Fair Changes for Beef & Swine
Market Steers and Breeding Heifers must be registered to be shown in the purebred classes. Original registration or transfer papers for steers and heifers must be in the name of the exhibitor by May 1 of the current year. Animals may be co-registered by two (2) or more youth in the same family but cannot be registered in a farm name or include the name of adults. The individual tattoo number of the animal must match the tattoo on the registration papers. All steers and heifers without registration papers will show in the Crossbred class. Papers must be presented at fair check-in.
Purebred Market Hogs and Breeding Gilts must have original registration or transfer papers in the name of the exhibitor by May 1 of the current year. Animals may be co-registered by two (2) or more youth in the same family but cannot be in a farm name or include the name of adults. The individual ear notch number of the animal must match the ear notch on the registration papers. Any market hog or breeding gilt not having registration papers will show in the crossbred classes. Papers must be presented at fair check-in.
2019 FAIR DATES
Richmond Fair - July 11-13
Franklin County Fair - July 16-20
Previous Years Fairs
Franklin County Fair - July 19 - 22, 2018
Richmond Free Fair - July 12 - 14, 2018
Richmond Free Fair FACEBOOK
Lane Agricultural Fair - August 2 - 4, 2018
Lane Agricultural Fair FACEBOOK