I worked primarily as a home and garden expert for 30 years with Oregon State Extension in Lane County, but with the loss of our livestock agent, I took over the additional position of advising backyard small livestock clients. I worked primarily with ducks, chickens, sheep and goats. I also had a call-in radio show which answered such questions plus the home gardeners and pest questions. At one time I was on the pre-veterinary track, but switched. Our family always had chickens and ducks going back to the 40s. I also have a small farm at present with poultry and sheep. I have taught basic chicken care in the urban environment.