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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 Ban until 7-4-20

Mark your calendars

  • Small Animal Tagging for KJLS & KSF ONLY - 6/2/20
  • Richmond Fair - 7/9-11/20
  • Franklin County Fair - 7/14-19/20

 4-H Council Meeting

All Frontier Extension District & 4-H face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4. 

The Franklin County 4-H Council meeting scheduled for Monday, May 25 has been canceled. 

The next Club Leader meeting will be September 28.

FR Co Small Animal Tagging

There will be no tagging needed for the county fair for this year ONLY!  If you have small animals (goats, swine or sheep) that need to be tagged for KJLS or the KSF, tagging for Franklin County will be Tuesday, June 2 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.  This will be the only tagging available  There will be no “last call” tagging date. You will also need to provide someone to get into your trailer to tag your animals. Agents and staff will not be entering trailers. Please bring all paperwork with you that evening as Janae will be available to sign it, as well.  DNA envelopes will also be available. 

As always, if there are any questions, please feel free to email Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu or contact the Extension Office. 

2020 Franklin County Fair Forms

2020 Franklin County Born Meat Goat

Affidavit of Kid Goat Originality Form (pdf)

Affidavit of Kid Goat Originality Form (form fillable)

2020 Franklin County Born Steer

Affidavit of Steer Originality Form 

Affidavit of Steer Originality Form (form fillable)

2020 Mr/Ms 4-H Application 

Franklin County Scholarships


2020 Joyce Wasmund 4-H Scholarship

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.

Franklin County Horse Club

4-H Horse

The Franklin County Horse Club meetings are open to any Frontier District 4-H members.  Ride nights are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 220 W. 17th in Ottawa. 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:

All Frontier Extension District & 4-H face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4. 
Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle*, Archery Schedule

July 11, 25

August 8, 22, 29

September 5, 12, 19

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.  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. 

FR CO Council Committees


Richmond Fair - July 9-11

Franklin County Fair - July 14-19*

Lane Fair - August 6-8

*Dates are pending any additions or changes to the schedule by the Fairboard.