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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Community Development program seeks to engage and empower communities to bring about change through economic development, capacity building, public policy education, and civic engagement.

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CONTACT

Nicole Walker

County Extension Director

Community Resource Development

4-H Youth Development

Extension Agent III, M.P.A.

863-519-1041

naw@ufl.edu 

Recent Community Development Blog Posts

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are brightening the landscapes all...
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Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for maintaining the engines...
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Perceptions of Poverty

Poverty is a subject that many talk about but few understand. The subject is near and dear to my heart because I've experienced it. I work with people who are seeking to overcome it as well - a difficult task for sure. The biggest misconception I...
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