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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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Master Gardener Gardening Bench: Strawberries
Strawberries By John Dawson, Master Gardener Volunteer 2007 Here in Central Florida, now is the time to plant strawberries. Find more articles on exciting topics here

09/23/2019

What's Going on in Florida

Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?
Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?  The answer is Yes, as long as you stick to the winter crops.  Some of the best ones for now are broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and many others

10/14/2019

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

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla --- When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship

10/03/2019

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

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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    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