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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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The mission of Family & Consumer Sciences agents is to promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability for families by providing education for living well in Florida, now and for the future.

Manatee County's Family and Consumer Sciences Program links research, knowledge, and technology to the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Dedicated to strengthening families through education, the belief is that the family:

  • Is the most effective and efficient unit for building a competent society;
  • Has a right to meet basic needs and to make choices about its future;
  • Is interdependent within communities and their environments.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: FINANCIALHOUSING RESOURCES

CONTACT

Nelly Nelson 
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
(941)722-4524 ext. 1854

WORK&LIFE STORIES

Extension throws volunteer appreciation party

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County recognized its volunteers at the annual volunteer appreciation party held at Selby Public Library. Over 70 of the 240 Extension volunteers attended the brunch and represented the 4-H, Community Garden, Energy...
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4-H Radish Contest – Let’s Vermicompost

From seed to salad and beyond, radishes have been big this year at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. It started with our 4-H youth development program. Each year, our 4-H program partners with the school gardens program, the Sarasota County 4-H...
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Media Alert: Take a Walk Through Nature for Better Health

Who:    UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County What:    Residents are invited to a free Earth Day walking event where they will experience new native plantings of trees at the UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County...
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