Has the Air Potato met its Match?

The air potato vine (Dioscorea bulbifera) is native to Asia and Africa and has been in Florida since around 1905 when it was imported to assess its value for horticultural purposes. Now, millions of dollars are spent each year on trying to control its spread and return impacted habitats to their natural state. Many people …

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Cogon Grass: Invasive, Noxious, Non-native Weed

We’ve all heard about the kudzu vine; how it might overtake you if you stand in one place too long. Well, the kudzu is probably moving so fast because it’s running for its life from the cogon grass invasion. Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) has been in Florida since the 1930’s and was initially introduced to evaluate …

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Estuaries Day Draws Hundreds for Fun and Learning!

Estuaries Day 2015 was celebrated this year with an event coordinated by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on the last Friday of September. Over 300 adults and children had the opportunity to tour the Reserve’s nature center and adjacent Millender Park where a myriad of fun, educational activities were provided by Reserve staff and …

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Franklin County Students Enjoy AG Adventures!

Students of the First Baptist Christian School in Apalachicola, FL attended the 4-H Ag Adventures Day on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. This annual event involves many hands-on learning activities to educate students in third through sixth grade about agriculture in Northwest Florida. The day started with an …

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Franklin County 4-H Saddle Club

  The first club meeting for this year will be held on Thursday, September 10th 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at The United Baptist Church in Eastpoint on CC Land Rd. All following club meetings for the year are tentatively schedule to be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 …

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Honey Bee Health and Best Management Practices Workshop

SAVE THE DATE! August 30th from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. Participants will learn about the current issues facing honeybees and available solutions and why they should first consider the well-being of the honeybee when engaging in beekeeping practices. The instructor will take participants through a step by step process of understanding the life and …

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Lights Out For Turtles

Please Leave No Trace Franklin County’s “Leave No Trace” Ordinance is in effect for Franklin County beaches. Personal items such as tents, chairs, toys, umbrellas and coolers must be removed from the public beaches between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. All unattended items may be removed and destroyed. Click the link to download the ordinance.  …

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Financial Management Webinars Available

Three important financial management topics will be discussed on the following dates: January 29, 2015- Personal Income Tax Preparation and Filing; February 25, 2015- Where to Turn for Financial Advice; February 26, 2015- Personal Finance Questions, Realities and Myths

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Oystermen Take Note: New Small Vessel Discharge Permit Affecting All Commercial Vessels Under 79 Foot Length

December 15, 2014 UPDATE: On December 10 Senate bill 2444 passed the House of Representatives with no objections and is being sent to the President for his signature.  This bill is actually the Coast Guard Authorization Bill but lawmakers concerned about the impact of the EPA’s small vessel general permit described below were able to …

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Meet Franklin County’s 2014 Outstanding Farm Family

The Ward Family of Apalachicola Florida has been selected by the Franklin County Extension Office and recognized through the North Florida Fair’s Outstanding Farm Family Program for the 2014 year. This long-standing program seeks to recognize the importance of agriculture and the families that work in agriculture to the North Florida area. Although Franklin County …

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