Franklin County students will play a critical role in the success of the fair. Not only will they compete in SkillsUSA competitions, but Future Farmers of America (FFA) 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 FFA 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.
The FCHS FFA student’s participation in the Franklin County Agricultural Fair clearly support the mission statement of the FFA: The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To accomplish its mission, FFA: Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership. The Franklin County Agricultural Fair is honored to have these student participate and lead within the fair.
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.