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11th annual Farm Tour is Oct. 13-14

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Looking for something fun and natural to do? The 11th annual farm tour — set this year for Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 13-14 — is being billed as “the perfect family weekend, a great outdoor escape and a regional tradition.” Hosted for the second year by the Millstone Plantation, which describes itself as a folk school and agricultural/sustainability education center in Leon County, the event features 29 operations, several of them new, and three in Madison County. Following, in alphabetical order, are the…

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Farm Bureau’s Agency Manager: Lance Braswell

Ashley Hunter: Greene Publishing, Inc. When Lance Braswell took over the Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Lafayette Counties’ Farm Bureau Agencies after Freddy Pitts stepped down in January of 2018, he had big shoes to fill. Since then, however, Braswell has done well at managing the four offices under his direction and continuing the Farm Bureau legacy that Freddy Pitts helped install. Insurance and farming have been in Braswell’s history long before he ever began working for Florida Farm Bureau, though. Growing up, Braswell’s father was both a farmer, as well…

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Outdoor heaven at Home Field Advantage Farmstead

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Whether you’re looking for a place to lay down in beautiful soft grass and gaze at the star-filled night sky or just a quick overnight, indoor stay, Jennifer and Bart Moore invite you to their 40-acre paradise where everything and anything is possible. About two miles south of Interstate 10 on County Road 255, you will find Home Field Advantage Farmstead, owned and operated by the Moores. It all started back in 2013 when their last child graduated high school and Jennifer decided she wanted…

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Apply for School Garden Grant Program

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Attention Madison County teachers! The Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is accepting applications for the FAITC School Garden Grant, in the amount of $500. According to the FAITC, the School Garden Grant program is designed to fund school garden projects that will educate Florida’s students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use a school garden to teach Florida standards. The $5,000 grants are intended to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for Grades, Gardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that…

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