The Franklin County Noxious Weed Control Board of Directors is a voluntary position consisting of five voting members representing five areas of the county.
Directors are appointed by the County Commissioners. At least four of the voting members shall be engaged in the primary production of agricultural products. Each voting member of the board serves a term of four years.
The FCWB Board of Directors meet once a month. They adopt a county weed list, determine policy and goals, and give direction to the FCWB Program Coordinator who manages the FCWB staff.
Board members are an integral and valued part of the FCWB. If you are interested in volunteering as a Board member, or know someone who is, please contact the FCWB.
Staff members are tasked with educating property owners on the identification and impacts of state-listed noxious weeds and control methods for those species.
It is also their job to locate noxious weed infestations that are not being effectively controlled. To achieve this, the program conducts annual surveys and follow-up checks on existing noxious weed locations. Staff members meet with the owner or property manager to review weed locations and discuss site-specific noxious weed control plans, if requested.
The crew sprays county roads and certain high priority infestations, and applies mechanical, biological and cultural methods of noxious weed control.
Staff members also provide noxious weed information and educational materials to the public, attending local events such as Farm Fair, the Benton Franklin County Fair, and the Regional Home & Garden Show.
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