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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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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

EXTENSION FARM TOURS INTRODUCE PUBLIC, POLICY MAKERS, TO LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY Moffis*, B.1, Mann*, M.1, Wilchcombe, M.1, Popenoe, J.1, Daniels, D. 1

1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 Lake County, Florida is experiencing a period of substantial growth with development booming at both ends of the county. The urbanization of traditionally...
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – CREATING A CULTURE THAT CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

Kelly Greer, Amy Vu, LuAnn Duncan & Richard Tyson UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: Orange County is rapidly urbanizing while the once robust agricultural economy is struggling. The current culture...
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