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Madison County students attend state FFA convention

Story Submitted Seven Madison County students traveled to Orlando to attend the 90th annual Florida Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention and Expo from Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. According to Florida Farm Bureau, the annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year. Approximately 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners came together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career…

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Abbott announces Farmer’s Market in Lee

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Saturday, June 9, was the start for Cindy Abbott and the new farmer’s market in the Town of Lee, which is open every second Saturday of each month. Now, Abbott is looking forward to Saturday, July 14, and bringing in more vendors and producing support for local farmers and homemade item merchants in the area. Located at the Old Cherry Farms location (now the Corinth Thrift Store), located at 217 SE County Road 255, in Lee, you can set up a booth for $10 and…

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Gag season has begun in Gulf federal and most state waters

Story Submitted Gag grouper opened for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters on Friday, June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and Jefferson counties are excluded from this opening because they have their own season from April 1 to June 30 and Sept. 1 to Dec. 31. Monroe County is also excluded from this season because it follows the Atlantic state season. Gulf state waters are from shore to nine nautical miles. Federal waters begin where state…

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Regional Bay Scallop 2018 season approved

Story Submitted: myfwc.com At its February meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regionally-specific bay scallop open season dates for 2018, including a change to the season for Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties that was proposed in December. The Commission also approved a trial bay scallop season in state waters off Pasco County in 2018. The following regionally-specific bay scallop open seasons will be created by executive order for 2018 only: Franklin County through northwestern Taylor County (including Carrabelle, Lanark, and St. Marks): July 1…

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