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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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Raining Fall Color
Raining Fall Color It is fall in southwest Florida. Pumpkins have arrived on doorsteps and jackets are emerging from the depths of closets to meet the chill of early morning

10/27/2021

What's Going on in Florida

Farm City Week 2021 Celebrate Partnerships Between Farmers and Their Community
Farm City Week celebrates a week and a half prior to Thanksgiving: Nov. 8-20, 2021

10/27/2021

NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University

10/13/2021

Annual Plant Fair a Success!
Saturday, October 2, 2021, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County held its semi-annual Master Gardener Plant Fair at the Barbara Davis Educational Gardens. The event featured a variety of plant species grown by Master Gardener Volunteers including shrubs, trees, ground cover, natives, houseplants, edibles, and more

10/13/2021

One Fish, two fish, twelve years of huge fish: Florida Sea Grant’s Great Goliath Grouper Count
Every June, dozens of divers across the state embark on a search for one of Florida's most quintessential and charismatic reef fish. Since 2010, these citizen scientists have been providing data regarding Goliath grouper presence and size distribution at sites across Florida

10/04/2021

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    Recognition Beyond Boundaries
    UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers were recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. The conference is attended by more than a thousand program volunteers from most of the 50 states, Canada, and South Korea

    09/03/2021

    Why Garden?
    Gardens have a delicate and meaningful existence, they are beautiful, they can sustain us, and they offer us the opportunity to re-engage with the natural cycles of the earth. We can experience the joy of sunshine, the despair of storm-tossed blooms and the magic of a seed unfurling its first leaves

    08/24/2021