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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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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

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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

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

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses
Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated September 18 2020

09/18/2020

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

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

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    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

    Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health
    The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and wine in moderation, consumed with meals.1  In a secondary prevention trial (the Lyon Diet Heart Study),

    06/09/2020