Randall approves keeping project animals at homes

/Photo by Andrew Petrie via stock.xchng

/Photo by Andrew Petrie via stock.xchng

The Randall Town Board has approved a change in a town ordinance that will allow 4-H participants to keep project animals at home.

The board has been working on a way to accommodate a request from an Arrowhead North Subdivision family to be able to keep two lambs on their property as part of a child’s 4-H project. The board has been willing to do so but had to work out details over the last few meetings.

The last couple of hangups included defining the age of people allowed to keep the animals and how many animals.

The approved version of the ordinance removed language referring to minors being allowed to keep the animals. This was to accommodate the 4-H maximum age of 19.

The final version of the ordinance also allows more latitude on the number of animals allowed, ultimately leaving it to the Town Board to set a limit on an case-by-case basis.

The ordinance change was approved 5-0 with Supervisor Lauren Fox absent.



  1. Resident Farmer says:

    I believe the barn doors have been swung open! My Children are in the FFA. Anyone want to come over and milk our cows? What is good for the goose must be good for the gander!

  2. Chris says:

    This is a very good step for the town! I’d rather not hold our kids back if they want to be involved in agricultural projects!

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