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UF/IFAS Extension
Franklin County

The UF/IFAS Extension, Franklin County, is a Federal/State/County partnership dedicated in expanding knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and life sciences; while, enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

Contact

Franklin@ifas.ufl.edu
850-653-9337
261 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fax: 850-370-1221

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Local Student Adopts UF/IFAS Peanut Butter Challenge as a National Honor Society Senior Service Project and Collects over One-Half Ton for Franklin County Families in Need
Franklin County, Florida, ranks above the State average in the percent of residents experiencing food insecurity and households with an income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  Each year UF/IFAS faculty from across Florida, in concert with the North Florida Peanut Producer’s Association, work to alleviate hunger by conducting the Peanut Butter Challenge

12/09/2021

What's Going on in Florida

Scallop Sitter Volunteer Program Returns to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties
Scallop Restoration Efforts Can you remember where you were last spring? The uncertainty of each day seemed to go on forever. We planned several education programs that eventually were canceled or migrated to online events

05/12/2021

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

How to Garden (or Not) on St. George Island, FL
Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove   “I am not retiring in Min-ne-so-ta, just so you know,” is how my dearly departed wife (Diane) informed me that she had her eye on St. George Island, FL

10/20/2021

Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden
Ask Wakulla County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida.  There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked good, but weren’t blooming

10/13/2021

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    Another great Florida Panhandle summer plant: Brown-eyed Susan
    Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Recently I wrote about Firebush, Hamelia patens, a great summer shrub.  Today, it’s Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, a tough summer flowering plant with a

    10/08/2021

    Second Mondays Plant Clinic Launch October 11th
    In gardening, brown or black spotted leaves, insect chewing, or sticky oozing sap on plants is most often an indicator of disease problems or growth issues. This causes us to worry and seek answers as to why this is occurring

    10/01/2021