About Us

4-H is a part of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service, an outreach of the University of Kentucky. We are a non-discrimination organization for youth ages 9-19.  

The 4-H goal is to provide hands-on, unique, and educational experiences for kids in Franklin County through multiple teaching and learning opportunities. These may include: school clubs, enrichment activities, after-school groups, day camps, summer camp, social activities, and conferences.

Current activities are available here in Franklin County:

4th-5th Grade:
- school clubs

6th-8th Grade:
- Middle School Awards Program

9th-12th Grade:
- county teen council
- District 4 teen council
- KY State Teen Council
- summer camp (counselor)
- ISSUES Leadership Conference
- District 4 Teen Conference
- KY 4-H Teen Conference

Open to All Youth Ages 9-19:
- project days (cooking, woodworking, electric, natural resources, photography)
- summer camp
- Franklin County Fair
- Environmental Camp
- speeches/demonstrations contests (county, area, state level)
- livestock club
- shooting sports club
- horse club 
- dog club
- country ham project
- 4-H/Farm Bureau Safety Day, sponsored by Progressive Agriculture
- school clubs
- project days
- summer camp
- Franklin County Fair
- speech/demonstration contests
- specialty clubs
- Tour Across the Bluegrass trip
- KY Teen Summit Leadership Conference
- community service projects
- specialty clubs

Areas of programming that are available within the Franklin County 4-H program include:

- Animal Science
- Leadership
- Communications
- Science, Engineering, and Technology
- Health
- Natural Resources