Due to the threat of icy road conditions, I am regrettably cancelling the 4-H Leader Recognition Dinner scheduled for Saturday evening (January 19).  Your safety is always our first concern.  We do not plan on re-scheduling the event this year, but rather will present Friend of 4-H, Letters to Leaders, and Distinguished Service Awards at the Franklin County Extension Council Annual Dinner in March.  Leader years of service recognition pins, certificates and cards will be distributed at 4-H Club meetings.  Club Leaders can pick the awards up at the Extension Office beginning on Tuesday, January 22.

Tagin for the Meramac Community Fair has been canceled for January 19 and will be January 26.

Time to test your soil!

If you have never tested your soil for your lawn or garden, now is the perfect time.  Soil tests in our office are $20 for one test or $15 each if you submit two or more.  Read this article for more information on the importance of testing! For information on understanding your lawn and garden soil tests reports and calculating fertilizer requirements based on soil test requirements, please visit HERE.

Winter is Here.....Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The December Gardening Calendar and January Gardening Calendar will keep you on top of everything you need. Be sure and scroll down to the calendar page for weed identification and many other resources.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Franklin County 4-H News

December 2018 (PDF)