Franklin County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Let your adventure begin! Explore your interests.

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Franklin County

We are your access to research-based information and services through Iowa State University, helping improve the quality of life in our communities.

To find out more check us out on Facebook!
2016 Fair Dates:

Franklin County Fair, July 13-17
Iowa State Fair, August 11-21
Check out the 2015 Corn and Soybean results on the Iowa Crop Performance Test home page.


County News

February 5, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, February 23, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Ventura Community Center.

February 5, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach in Franklin County, in partnership with First Security Bank in Hampton, is hosting a Soil Fertility Basics workshop on February 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the community room at First Security Bank.

January 26, 2016

Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a day-long workshop March 11 at the V.F.W.  in Osage located at 3693 N. Hwy. 218. The program begins at 8:15 a.m. and will adjourn at 4:15 p.m.

January 26, 2016

Small Acreage Owners Learn Ways to Boost Benefits of Rural Lifestyle

November 3, 2015

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

There’s a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 5, 2016 04:04 PM

Grassroots Grazing is a three-part series at two new locations, Corning on Feb. 22 and Ames on Feb. 23. This grazing management series...

Share |