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Franklin County Events & Information

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  • Beef Weigh-in - 2/24/19
  • Franklin County 4-H Council - 3/25/19
  • Small Animal Weigh-in - 5/2/19

4-H Council & Leaders Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, March 25, 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.

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 February 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 livingstonamyr@gmail.com.

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 Weigh-in / Tagging Dates

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Beef: Cottonwood Animal Hospital, 3161 Hwy K-68, Ottawa on February 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All EID Tags are $3.00 and will be invoiced at a later date.

Small Animal: Franklin County Fairgrounds on May 2, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Add/Drop Project Deadline

Frontier District 4-H Members have the ability to change personal information or add/drop projects at any time by logging on to 4-H Online.  Members do not need to contact the Extension Office to have information changed.  Adding or dropping projects must be done by May 1 in order for the member to enter in the 4-H Divisions of the Fair.  Members will not be able to change project information after the deadline.  

Franklin County Scholarships

It's never too early to get started on applying for scholarships.  Seniors can find scholarship applications at Franklin County GivingApplications 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.


Richmond Fair - July 11-13

Franklin County Fair - July 16-20

Previous Years Fairs

Franklin County Fair - July 19 - 22, 2018

2018 Franklin County Fair Book - 4-H & Open Class Only

2018 Franklin County Fair Newsletter

Richmond Free Fair - July 12 - 14, 2018

Richmond Free Fair FACEBOOK

Lane Agricultural Fair - August 2 - 4, 2018

Lane Agricultural Fair FACEBOOK