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Ten years on, UF/IFAS poultry program keeps clucking

Megan WinslowMay 16th, 2024For years, the presence of chickens in some Jacksonville backyards remained an open secret; observant neighbors knew they existed, and many didn’t mind. But some did. “Between neighbors complaining and code enforcement not really knowing what to do, a group of backyard chicken keepers approached the city and said, ‘We’d like you to codify this,’” […]

4-H alumna: Attitude, perseverance lead to success

Samantha MurrayNovember 22nd, 2016One of the most important lessons Destiny McCauley ever learned happened in the show ring: “Never give up, even when you think you’ve lost,” she says. After the first round of a cattle showmanship competition, McCauley, a long-time Hardee County 4-H member, was put last in the line of contestants, which usually signals a low […]

Backyard Poultry Program

Samantha KennedyOctober 28th, 2016Backyard Poultry Program Sheds Light on Community Needs in Hardee County Bosques, J. UF/IFAS Extension, Hardee County, Wauchula, FL. Situation: The Hardee County Extension office has been without an agriculture agent for nearly seven years. One of the most important tasks of the Agriculture Agent is to research and deliver needs-assessment based educational opportunities to […]

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