FLOR500, Garden 120 McKinley Jeffers, Educator, Community Activist (1896–1973) McKinley Jeffers was a faculty member at the University of Florida for 25 years. During this time he worked as County Extension Agent for the African American farmers of Columbia County, training staff how to teach proper farming, canning, and sanitation methods. He also joined the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, served as a liaison for the State Welfare Board, and was active in the American Red Cross.
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McKinley Jeffers, Educator, Community Activist

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McKinley Jeffers, Educator, Community Activist

(1896–1973)

McKinley Jeffers was a faculty member at the University of Florida for 25 years. During this time he worked as County Extension Agent for the African American farmers of Columbia County, training staff how to teach proper farming, canning, and sanitation methods. He also joined the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, served as a liaison for the State Welfare Board, and was active in the American Red Cross. 





 




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