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UF/IFAS Extension
Manatee County

The Manatee County Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida to Manatee County to solve local problems, provide educational opportunities, promote economic enhancement and improve the quality of life for all.

Contact

manatee@ifas.ufl.edu
941-722-4524
1303 17th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Pledge Your Support for the 2020 Dine In and FCS Day!
Since 2014, nearly half a million people have committed to "Dining In" on December 3rd for FCS day! Family and Consumer sciences works hard to educate families about essential life skills and provide helpful resources. Show your support for FCS by dining in an eating a healthy meal with your family! You can also have a virtual dine in celebration with neighbors, co-workers, or friends

12/02/2020

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Cookout Clams: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!
Cookout Clams A lot of people tell me that they don't know how to cook seafood at home. That's crazy talk, I always say! Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE! promotes tasty, sustainable, easy recipes that anyone can recreate in their kitchen

06/05/2020

What Parents Need to Know About Back to School in 2020
As a parent, keeping kids safe is our top priority when our children return to school. This year will be very different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

08/05/2020

Stand Up & Holler for Extension on Gator Nation Giving Day
Thursday, February 18 is Gator Nation Giving Day, when University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends worldwide all get a chance to Stand Up & Holler. We might have to use our inside voices when hollering this year, as Gator Nation Giving Day will be a virtual event

02/12/2021

How do you see seafood? Resources for consumers, retailers and educators.
Seafood is one of the most nutritious and delicious sources of energy on the planet. For thousands of years, coastal populations have reaped the benefits of consuming aquatic organisms

08/20/2020

The Grapes of Summer
Florida is home to the native Muscadine grape (Vitus rotundifolia) which naturally grows in disturbed sites as well as local ecosystems including the marginal areas of wetlands. This native grape provides shelter and food to birds, insects and small mammals

08/14/2020

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    What Parents Need to Know About Back to School in 2020
    As a parent, keeping kids safe is our top priority when our children return to school. This year will be very different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    08/05/2020

    Let us think about Exercise for Health
    Sometimes we ask ourselves why we need to exercise and do physical activity. “I did not sleep good last night, I am tired at the end of the day, it is too hot, muggy, and humid outside anyway”; these are just some excuses that we use to avoid exercise

    06/26/2020