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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • Asian Giant Hornet Posted by on May 21, 2020 A flurry of recent press coverage has created a surge of interest in the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. The coverage is not traced to any recent event. The insect was found last September 2019 in Vancouver Island (Canada) and again in December 2019 in Washington state. But to date,...
  • Franklin County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers Attend Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 Written by: Raleigh Dawson, Franklin County 4-H Agent Franklin County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers discovered that not all classrooms have four walls last week at Wahsega 4-H Center. Throughout the duration of their week at camp various activities and labs allowed attendees to connect the standards taught in the classroom to real...
  • Franklin County 4-H’ers Compete at State Livestock Judging Contest Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 Written by:  Raleigh Dawson, Franklin County 4-H Agent The Georgia 4-H State Livestock Judging contest was held last Saturday, March 23rd, at the University of Georgia Livestock Arena in Athens. Competitors from all over the state gathered to judge classes of cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats. In a livestock judging...
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  • Poultry Litter Poultry Litter New research between UGA's Department of Poultry Science and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center has found that reusing poultry litter can help bolster the birds' immune system and help prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species. By Emily S Davenport | Published: 9/28/2022
  • Urban Bee Conservation Urban Bee Conservation A mix of buildings and forest increases the number of species of bees in a given area. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/27/2022
  • Joro Watch Initiative Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/26/2022
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