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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

2022 Franklin County Fair


2022 Franklin County Fair

Richmond Fair: July 7-9

Franklin Co. Fair: July 12-17

Lane Fair: August 4-6


2022 Franklin County Fair Book

2022 Franklin County Fair Schedule

Kansas 4-H Bucket Calf Project Record Form

Wardrobe Planning Packet (form-fillable)


Franklin County Fair Concession Stand Schedule

Judging will be July 11th at Celebration Hall
Foods:  July 11th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
9:00-10: Appanoose Trailblazers, Town & Country 
10:00-11:00: S.H.A.F.F., Acorn Rustlers 
11:00-12:00:  Rowdy Wranglers, Rambling Ranchers
12:00-1:00: Princeton Goal Busters, Burg Go Getters
Photography & Visual Arts: July 11th 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
3:00-4:00: S.H.A.F.F., Acorn Rustlers
4:00-5:00: Rowdy Wranglers, Rambling Ranchers
5:00-6:00: Princeton Goal Busters, Burg Go Getters
6:00-7:00: Appanoose Trailblazers, Town & Country



Entry Forms for Franklin County Fair

Horse Show Entry Form


State Fair Entry Sheets

State Fair Entry Collection Sheet

Dog Entry Collection Sheet

Public Presentation Collection Sheet


4-H Council Meeting


The Franklin County 4-H Council meetings are held the last Monday of each odd-numbered month (not July). The next meeting will be on September 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Commissioner's Chambers, 1418 S. Main, in Ottawa (down the hall from the Extension Office).

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. 



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. 



COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines


The health and safety of all 4-H members, volunteers, parents, guests, and staff is the top priority of Kansas 4-H. To help reduce the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, please read the following guidelines from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  These guidelines should be followed to protect yourself and others during 4-H Club meetings and other 4-H programs.

COVID-19 4-H Meeting Guidelines


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.  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

Jacob Fultz, Rifle Leader - 785-893-4308

Jim Kice, Shotgun Leader - 785-835-6380

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