farmers market — A noun phrase that describes a place where local growers can sell their wares. Note the lack of apostrophe.
farther, further — Farther is used to express physical distance. He hiked farther into the wilderness. Further applies to extent or degree. I will conduct further research into the problem.
fewer, less — Use fewer if you are counting items. There are fewer marbles in this jar than in the other one. Use less to indicate an amount. He has less than $100 in his account.
FFA — The organization formerly known as Future Farmers of America is now known by its initials only.
first come, first served — Not hyphenated; indicates that something will be dealt with in the order in which it was received. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
firsthand — One word.
five grand challenges — Lowercase in text referring to the five grand challenges that are an emphasis for research and education by K-State Research and Extension. They are: global food systems, water, health, developing tomorrow’s leaders, and community vitality. The order can vary, but global food systems should be listed first. The publication UNN28, Making a Difference for Kansans, January 2014, describes the five grand challenges in more detail.
flier — Standard spelling in American English, applies to both the person who flies and the handbill announcing an event or product.
foodborne — One word.
french fries — Lowercase — it refers to the style of cut, not the country.
full time, full-time — Hyphenate when used as a modifier. She works full time. I’m looking for full-time work.
fundraising, fundraiser — One word.
government entities — Capitalize "City" and "State" when referring to the government. She works for the City of Manhattan. I'm a State of Kanss employee. When referring to the place, lowercase words such as "city," "village," "township," and "state." I live in the village of Industry. He visited his grandmother in the city. My uncle lives in the state of Nebraska.
grand challenges — See five grand challenges.
groundwater — One word.
gpa — Gallons per acre
gpm — Gallons per minute
GPS — Global positioning system
handwashing — One word.
health care — No hyphen when used as a noun. She was concerned about the high cost of health care.
Hyphenate when used as an adjective. He was looking for a new health-care provider.
health insurance marketplace — A place to find affordable private insurance plans approved by the federal government. Lowercase unless part of a title.
impact — Avoid using impact as a verb, except to mean “strike forcefully.” Raindrops impacted the soil surface, causing runoff and erosion. Do not use impact to mean “affect."
Internet — Capitalize.
intranet — A private network within an organization; lowercase.
its, it’s — Spell the contraction of “it is” with an apostrophe (it’s). Leave out the apostrophe for the possessive of “it” (its).