The idea of keeping chickens in your backyard is a growing trend, with several municipalities having passed ordinances that allow residents to do so. While store-bought eggs are completely safe and wholesome, backyard chickens are growing in popularity due to a desire for people to become reacquainted with food production and better understand where and how their food is made. In this program, you’ll join UF/IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources Extension Agent JK Yarborough to learn more about the basics of keeping a small flock in your backyard.
By participating in this program, you can expect to learn:
- why eggs are different colors;
- how long it takes for a chicken to start laying eggs;
- proper coop construction, equipment and techniques to make for easier keeping.
This program is presented by JK Yarborough and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- • One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About the Program Presenter
JK Yarborough has been the Livestock and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Orange and Seminole Counties for 4 years. He grew up on his family’s cow-calf cattle ranch in Geneva FL where all cattle work is still done on horseback. After high school he attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA for two years before transferring to the University of Florida. There he got his undergrad degree in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. In grad school at UF JK got his M.S. in Agronomy while working under Dr. Vendramini at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Right out of grad school JK went to work where he is today as the UF/IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Orange and Seminole Counties.