Franklin County 4-H News July

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Franklin County 4-H Calendar

  • July 13-16: Pittston Fair
  • July 14-16: Waterford World’s Fair
  • July 20: Franklin County Leaders Association Meeting 7PM
  • July 21-23: Maine 4-H State Dairy Show, Windsor Fairgrounds
  • July 23: Windsor Fair 4-H Working Steer ESE Tryouts
  • July 22: Farmington Summer Fest
  • July 26-30: Union Fair
  • August 26: Open Air Market

Franklin County 4-H Leaders’ Association

The July Leaders’ Association meeting will be held in person or via zoom. Please bring your questions and ideas! We all look forward to seeing you all at 7:00 p.m. on July 20.

All enrolled 4-H Volunteers are members of their county Leaders’ Association. Your leadership support is encouraged and vital in deciding the focus of our county 4-H programs.

County 4-H News

Farmington Fair

Farmington Fair has their entry forms listed on their new website
Entries need to be submitted by September 1st.

Open Air Market

Open air market is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th for our 4-H youth. Stay tuned from more information.

Maine Stream Place

Maine Stream Place located in Wilton is offering a summer program for 5th -8th grade students.
Summer session will run July 11 through August 22 on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Register by using the QR code or call 207.645.3171

Flyer for electronics event held 7/11 to 8/224-Hers needed! Do you want to help and teach others about 4-H?

My name is Lauren Larson. I am reaching out on behalf of Maine Mountain Children’s House, we are an early childhood montessori school in Kingfield, Maine. We are planning our Annual Harvest Festival, our biggest scholarship fundraiser of the year (for more information here is a link to the website, ) It will be held on September 30th from 3:00-7:00 at Mountain Village Farm Bed and Breakfast in Kingfield, Maine.
We are wondering if there are any 4-H children or families who might be interested in bringing an animal to contribute to the festival; we are coordinating a petting zoo, as well as various educational exhibits about animal products or rearing. Specifically, we are looking for a sheep; we have a person who spins wool and are hoping to have a felting project for children and families; or, a goat and goat milk products could be wonderful too! If there are any other ideas, we are open to suggestions and contributions of anyone interested in participating in the event.
Please let us know if you have any questions, or have any interested families. Let Tara know at the office or contact Lauren who is in charge of the event at

Volunteers Needed! Community Event to support Tiny Home Community for Homeless Youth and Future Entrepreneurial Center.

Flyer for Volunteers needed to support The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

State 4-H News

National 4-H Conference and Congress

There is still room to apply for National Trips. Applications are due Friday, August 1. Please email applications to Jessica Brainerd at  Interviews will be scheduled in very early September and we will try very hard to accommodate schedules. The delegates who previously applied do not need to re-apply.

Maine 4-H Days is Back!

Maine 4-H Days is back in 2023! You are invited to join Maine 4-H for a fun filled day of
workshops on Saturday July 22nd! We will kick off the weekend with evening activites on Friday
July 21st and have camping available for those who wish to stay overnight! Workshop space is
limited, so register soon to secure your spot.  For a complete schedule or to register for the event
please visit
To request a reasonable accommodation please contact the Kennebec County Cooperative
Extension office at 207.622.7546 or email

Registration is Open Through July 31 st for New 4-H Teen Leadership Program: YOUth Have
a Voice!

YOUth have a Voice!: Youth in Governance and Civic Engagement is a nine-month program open
to teens and recent high school graduates who are interested in taking a more active role in
serving their local communities, the state, or the country.  Youth will learn leadership skills and
ways to participate in civic action by completing a service project in a topic of their interest.  Youth projects will be in one of three categories:
1.)   Youth Board Member: Join a board or advisory council as a youth representative
2.)   Policy Leader: Provide input to a policy or rule being developed
3.)   Public Service Leader: Carry out a community service project.
Teens will be mentored by adults to assist their learning of civic processes and ways to meet their project goals.  The program will be from late August 2023 to May 2024 and the total time
commitment may vary from 30 to 80 hours depending on the type of project.
The program will be open for teens ages 14+ years old or entering high school in the fall of 2023.
Interested teens will need the following items to register for the program:

  •  Fill out the application form.
  •  Two letters of recommendation from adults who are not related to the applicant
  •  Briefly describing (100 to 500 words) why you are interested in this program
  • A signed Program Requirement Summary Form

Registration is open through July 31, 2023.  The program will be limited to 16 youth.
To register or learn more, visit our website. Individuals with questions or who need to request an
accommodation, please contact Andrew Hudacs,, (207) 581-8204