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  • Franklin County 4-H Council - 9/30/19

Franklin County Fair Essentials

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The Franklin County Fair will be held July 16-20.  A link to the 2019 Fair Newsletter will be sent to each Franklin County family.  The Fair Newsletter contains important fair information including deadlines, pre-registration forms/websites, judging dates, rules and more.  There are several date changes and division changes.  Hard copies will be available in the Office.

2019 Franklin County Fair Newsletter

2019 Franklin County 4-H ONLY Pre-Fair & Fair Schedule

2019 Franklin County 4-H & Open Class Fair Book

2019 4-H SpaceTech

Kansas SpaceTech Website

Pre-Registration - Conference Judging

Youth who wish to participate in conference-style judging will be required to pre-register and sign up for judging times in the Extension Office.  Projects that offer conference judging: Energy Management, Entomology, Floriculture, Forestry, Geology, Home Environment, Self-Determined, Shooting Sports, SpaceTech, Wildlife, and Woodworking.  The deadline to pre-register will be June 28.  More details will be in the fair newsletter.

Clothing & Food Judging

Levels for judging Clothing and Foods have been changed to reflect the State Fair divisions.  Divisions will be according to age and entries will be judged on the ability and experience of the 4-H member.  Details will be in the Fair Book.  Contact the Extension Office with questions.

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.

* Franklin County Fair 4-H Forms *

The following forms are due by June 28, 2019.

Additional Poultry Entry Form

Fair Date Changes

Friday, 6/21 - Clothing pre-entries due

Friday, 6/28 - Conference judging pre-registration, livestock stall reservations, Mr. & Ms. 4-H application, entry forms due

Tuesday, 7/2 - Fashion Revue, Clothing & Fiber Arts judging, Clover Revue, Mr. & Ms. 4-H interviews and announcement

Monday, 7/15 - 4-H Foods, Photography & Visual Arts entry and judging

Tuesday, 7/16 - Fair set-up, all other 4-H & Open Class exhibits entry, Livestock Exhibitor meeting

Saturday, 7/20 - Small animal and livestock dismissal, release Celebration Hall exhibits

Monday, 7/22 - Fairground Clean-up

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.

 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 Shooting Sports

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

Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

June 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.

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 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. 

4-H Council & Leaders Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, September 30, 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.


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