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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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Close Together
Whether you’ve been married for 30 days or 30 years, you’ve made a life-changing commitment to another person. Marriage can be beautiful, frustrating, amazing, annoying, and everything in between

01/17/2019

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UF Grape Field Day
Consequentially, if you have grape or other questions on Fruit & Vegetable Production in Manatee County, contact Lisa Hickey, Lisa.Hickey@ufl

06/20/2019

Needs versus Wants
As a child it is very difficult to recognize the value of savings. Needs versus wants is a concept that is difficult to understand as an adult in many circumstances

10/31/2018

Food safety: Dine outdoors, minus the dangers
Who doesn’t enjoy a summer picnic or barbecue with family and friends? Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy these warm weather events but these events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As our food heats up with summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly

06/19/2019

An Answer to Spoken and Unspoken Requests
By Jessica Vernold Program Instructor SMART Couples Program Couple relationships and Marriages account for a large part of the community’s population and these relationships impact many from immediate family and children, to extended family, friends, and neighbors. Family relationships impact children and close relatives in positive or negative ways

11/14/2018

Premarital Couples Education
            Before You Tie the Knot (BYTK) is a premarital couple’s education curriculum that blends practical skills with an understanding of human needs to enhance healthy relationship knowledge and skills. BYTK is research-informed, meaning a research-based program designed to help premarital couples to: 1) recognize their own and their partner’s needs; 2) parent positively; 3) negotiate

11/06/2018

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    Needs versus Wants
    As a child it is very difficult to recognize the value of savings. Needs versus wants is a concept that is difficult to understand as an adult in many circumstances

    10/31/2018

    Family Nutrition Program
    The UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program in Manatee County is currently offering nutrition education to youth and adults in different settings around the county. The new team has started implementing nutrition education classes in after-school programs like The Boys & Girls Club where curriculum like Dig In! are being implemented

    10/31/2018