Franklin County students will play a critical role in the success of the fair. Not only will they compete in SkillsUSA competitions, but agriculture students also will host Franklin County High School (FCHS) Agricultural Exhibits and an Agri Zoo, with educational programming for fair patrons of all ages during the four-day event.
SkillsUSA is a national membership organization serving middle-school, high-school and college/post-secondary students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It involves an applied method of instruction for preparing high-performance workers in public career and technical programs. The program provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development helping each student excel.
Organized and hosted by local students, FCHS Agricultural Exhibits will feature 10 exhibits with the goal of educating youth on the importance of various aspects of the agriculture industry.
The FCHS Ag students, in conjunction with VA Cooperative Extension and local farmers, will present an Agri Zoo this year. First, third and fifth grade students – as well as evening fairgoers – will see common farm animals and hear about their care, use and importance in the agricultural industry in Franklin County. Students will also create ‘Farm Chores’ games for the school chidren and display some of the Ag classes offered at the high school.
Prices, policies, programs, schedules, attractions and entertainment subject to change or cancellation without notice. No Rainchecks. No Refunds. No weapons, guns or knives allowed at the event. The Franklin County Agricultural Fair and/or County of Franklin reserves the right to refuse admission.