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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Franklin County Events & Information

4-H Council Meeting

Franklin County 4-H Council Meeting
The Franklin County 4-H Council meetings are held on the
last Monday of the month in January, March, May, September,
and November at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex.

New Council Members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting in order for the club to be on track to receive a purple seal at year's end. While only club elected Council members are allowed to vote, all 4-H members, parents, or volunteers are welcomed to attend the meetings. 


Franklin County Fair Information

Franklin County 2023 Fair Book

Franklin County 2023 Fair Schedule

4-H Bucket Calf Project Record

4-H Wardrobe Planning Packet


Franklin County Fair Forms

All Due by June 23rd, 2023

Franklin County 4-H Council CONCESSION STAND SIGN UP



Financial Review Due Banner

The end of the year financial report for all clubs and groups must be filled out and turned into the Extension Office by November 1.  The report is for the October 1st through September 30th. 

Franklin County Scholarships


Ask your high school counselor about Franklin County Friends of K-State and Franklin County Farm Bureau about available scholarships.  

Franklin County students interested in applying for scholarships can find relevant scholarship opportunities at growyourgiving.org.  Questions? Contact scholarships@growyourgiving.org or 816-627-3436

Eric Piotrowsky "Spirit of a Leader" Award & Scholarship - Nominees need not be a senior to receive this honor and nominations must come from someone other than the 4-H member or a family member.  Nominations are due by September 25 to the Extension office.

Glen Hayward Leadership Award - This award application is due to the Extension Office by September 19th.

Franklin County Horse Club

4-H Horse

The Franklin County Horse Club meetings are open to any Frontier District 4-H members. Direct all questions to Kathy at kathy.hinderliter@gmail.com.  Information can be found on the Franklin County 4-H Horse Club Facebook page.

Franklin County Shooting Sports


The Franklin County Shooting Sports program offers the following disciplines during the designated months:

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

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. 

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).

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.

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

Tim Kunard - 816-564-3282

Becky Cain - 785-248-6835