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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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Creating Real Impact with our Audience in Relationship Classes in Manatee County
From the instructor's point of view, sometimes we doubt the real impact that we are have with our instruction on our audience. The Smart Couples project in Manatee County has received these statements from our participants attending the Elevate and Before You Tie the Knot classes during this current year

09/13/2018

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Begins August 8
UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County is currently taking applications for their Florida Master Gardener training class for new volunteers. The class begins August 8, 2018, meeting every Wednesday from 8:30 a

06/27/2018

Three Cool Season Herbs to Start in Fall
As our night-time temperatures cool down in fall, I am always pleasantly surprised at how herb plants respond.  After languishing in the heat of summer, dropping leaves, and looking rather straggly, herbs take on new life and begin putting out fresh green shoots

10/31/2017

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

December 3rd Dining in Day “Family Meals”
By AMBER WARD, Extension Program Manager, Family Nutrition Program Please join the UF/IFAS Extension- Sarasota (Manatee)team in celebrating FCS Dining In Day (also known as Family Youth and Consumer Science Day) by posting a selfie of you preparing or eating a healthy meal with your friends or family!   Here are the links for participating social media sites Twitter.

11/27/2017

Relationship Education
OUR SMART COUPLES FLORIDA CLASSES It is never too early or too late to learn how to decrease stress, enhance your relationship, trust and love your partner more, and live a healthier, calmer life. UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County is committed to helping individuals and couples in Manatee County that want to invest in themselves and their relationships

11/01/2017

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    Three Cool Season Herbs to Start in Fall
    As our night-time temperatures cool down in fall, I am always pleasantly surprised at how herb plants respond.  After languishing in the heat of summer, dropping leaves, and looking rather straggly, herbs take on new life and begin putting out fresh green shoots

    10/31/2017

    Security Precautions
      In light of the current Equifax breach, I thought I'd put together a short list of security precautions that may be useful. Please let me know if you have any additional ideas for protecting your financial accounts or any alternatives to these

    10/10/2017