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What to know about mosquito control

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. As many know, North Florida has quite a mosquito presence and many can agree that even one mosquito flying around is annoying. Throughout the course of a year, there are months and seasons that have the worst mosquito infestation; but how can you put a stop to that? Mosquito control is broken down into multiple facets to manage the mosquito population and reduce disruption in human health and enjoyment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, successful mosquito management requires intervening at some point…

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Donna’s world of herbs on Hwy. 221

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you’ve traveled to or from Perry on US Hwy. 221 South, you may have seen the light wooden sign that signifies that you’re passing Donna’s Herb Shed, an herb farm owned and operated by Greenville resident Donna MacIver. What you may not see, however, is the work and dedication that goes into making tinctures, teas and all else that herbs can provide. MacIver, with her husband Stuart, moved to Greenville in 2010. MacIver stated she always had a passion for plants and growing things…

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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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