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Sweet Potato or Yam?

Sumbitted By: Carol Kagan, Penn State Extension Franklin County Master Gardener Is it a sweet potato or yam? What many call a yam is actually

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Farm Transition

When a farm is ready to change ownership, the current and future owners will need to assess the financial position and legal structure of the

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Hues of Autumn

October is here and fall is officially upon us. Thoughts turn to favorite things like football, bonfires, crisp days, and all things pumpkin. Add fall

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Soil Health Keeps Paying

Management changes that promote healthy soil, and healthy soil itself have been shown to increase farm profitability. But, because soil health is a combination of

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Fall is for Planting

As fall approaches garden centers proclaim, “Fall is for planting!” and offer reduced prices. Fall does have advantages, especially in our area with windy and

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Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.