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Franklin County Events & Information

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  • Franklin County 4-H Council - 5/27/19
  • Small Animal Weigh-in - 5/2/19

4-H Council & Leaders Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, May 27, 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. A club leader's meeting will be held before the May Council meeting at 6:00 p.m.  All leaders are encouraged to attend.

Born Affidavit Forms for Steers & Kid Meat Goats*

Franklin County Born Steer Affidavit

Franklin County Born Kid Meat Goat Affidavit

* Forms must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by May 1.

Franklin County Weigh-in / Tagging Dates

Livestock Tagging Image

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

The ownership deadline date for Breeding Livestock, Bucket Calf (must have been born 1/1-5/1 of the current year), all Rabbits and Fowl is May 1For the local county fair, breeding livestock does not have to be tagged.

Camp, Discovery Days & Campference Scholarship Info

Franklin County Only

Franklin County 4-H Council and Franklin County 4-H Development Fund will each provide a scholarship to any properly enrolled Franklin County 4-H youth attending Fantastic Camp at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  Council will provide $35 and Development Fund will give $40. A paragraph is not required to receive the scholarships.  The total amount to attend is $250.  With the scholarships, registrants will be charged $175 on a credit/debit card.  Also, club scholarships will not be processed through the Extension Office.  Funds will need to be provided directly to registrants by the club.

Franklin County 4-H Council will also provide scholarships for Discovery Days ($85) and Campference ($75). Direct all questions to the Ottawa Extension Office.

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.

These rules are in conjunction with the Kansas State Fair.

Fair Paperwork

Franklin County 4-H members who are enrolled in Clothing or Bucket Calf must present required paperwork at judging time during the fair.  These forms can also be found under the 4-H Project Resources page.

Clothing members must present a Wardrobe Planning Packet.

Bucket Calf members must present the Project Record sheet.

2019 Mr. and Miss 4-H Application Form

Franklin County Fair Project Conference Judging

4-H members who wish to participate in conference-style judging for the following projects will be required to pre-register for judging times; Energy Management, Entomology, Floriculture, Forestry, Geology, Home Environment, Self-Determined, Shooting Sports, SpaceTech, Wildlife and Woodworking.  The deadline to register is June 28. More information will be listed soon.

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.

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 April 9 & 23

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

April 13, 27

May 4, 18

June 1, 15, 29

July 13, 27

August 10, 24

September 7, 14, 21

Shotgun: Open to members ages 12-18.  Practice will be at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Hill Gun Club, 918 E 1650 Rd, Baldwin City or Hillsdale Range, 26719 Toe Rd, Paola. 4/13 will be at Cedar Hill.

Small Bore Rifle: Open to members ages 10-18 AND one-year prior participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Practice will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Sheriff's Range, 3323 Osborne Terr., Ottawa (next driveway east of the FR Co Transfer Station). No practice on 4/13, 5/4 & 8/24.

Archery: Open to members ages 8-18 and can start competing at age 9. Practice will be at the south end of the Franklin County Fairgrounds at 3:00 p.m.

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports will provide safety glasses, ammo, targets, stands, arrows, finger tabs, arm protection and bows.  You must provide your own shotgun and small bore rifle with a scope.

Safety instruction must be completed before participation.  Meeting reminders, announcements 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. 

Contact Information

Amy Livingston, Coordinator - 913-915-8157

Tom Craft, Archery Leader - 913-515-7161

Jacob Fultz, Rifle Leader - 785-893-4308

Jim Kice, Shotgun Leader - 785-835-6380

Tim Kunard, Shotgun & Archer Leader - 816-564-3282

* 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. 


Richmond Fair - July 11-13

Franklin County Fair - July 16-20

Lane Fair - August 1-3

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