Upcoming Events



Up-To-Date Research Information

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Up-to-date research information in areas of livestock, poultry, forages, pesticides, small animals is offered through educational programs by regional agents and publications. Promotion of area gardens through county and city farmer markets.

For more information on these and other related topics, contact information or to view our upcoming events calendar, visit the Franklin County Extension office’s Agriculture page.

Hands-On-Activities

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The Franklin County 4-H program’s goal is to prepare youth with hands-on-activities that will be crucial in development with a focus on leadership, citizenship, community service, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and life skills.

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Strong Families

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Strong families are the building blocks of a strong community. Strengthening family relationships and tackling family health issues are the catalyst to jump start that building block. Extension in this category offers programs on parenting, money management, radon, food safety, Servsafe certification and nutrition classes through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Nutrition Education Program (NEP).

For more information on these and other related topics, contact information or to view our upcoming events calendar, visit the Franklin County Extension office’s Family and Health page.

Progress

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Progress is an on-going objective. Economic Development starts with recruiting industries, tourism, access to broadband, job growth, interconnecting with local businesses, Economic Development Board, city and county officials, community leaders and Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on these and other related topics, contact information or to view our upcoming events calendar, visit the Franklin County Extension office’s Economic Development page.

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!