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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,’” […]

Backyard Chicken Basics

Andrea LazzariMarch 24th, 2023Written by Samantha Walter-Cano Edited by Andrea Lazzari Why Keep Chickens? Keeping a backyard flock has become increasingly popular over the last few years. But what are the benefits of backyard chickens? Keeping chickens gives you access to fresh and delicious eggs.  For many people, they are also an entertaining backyard companion that requires little […]

Step away from the raw dough… and the risk

December 12th, 2022Many of us enjoy baking during the holiday season. It’s a time to get out our favorite cookie recipes, put on our aprons, break out the measuring cups and spoons, and get started baking those family-treasured delights. But, it’s not a time to relax when it comes to food safety baking basics. Many people are […]

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