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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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Tracking Home Expenses in an Easy Way
It can be overwhelming to look at all the bills and other expenses that need to be paid each month. But you can avoid that feeling if you create a strategy based on your income, what you spend your money on, and all the expenses you have each month

03/16/2021

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Earth Day 2021
What is Earth Day? Earth Day is not any old holiday. We don’t celebrate with feasts and presents or balloons, but often through volunteerism and activism

04/20/2021

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

Mother’s Day feature: Farming, and UF/IFAS, runs in the family
Ann Blount calls herself a “weekend farmer.” The Blount family’s 300-acre farm in Gadsden County can trace its roots back to 1908, evolving from shade tobacco to sweet potato fields, and eventually to its current timber, cattle and hay operation

05/06/2021

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

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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    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