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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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Let us think about Exercise for Health
Sometimes we ask ourselves why we need to exercise and do physical activity. “I did not sleep good last night, I am tired at the end of the day, it is too hot, muggy, and humid outside anyway”; these are just some excuses that we use to avoid exercise

06/26/2020

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Cookout Clams: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!
Cookout Clams A lot of people tell me that they don't know how to cook seafood at home. That's crazy talk, I always say! Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE! promotes tasty, sustainable, easy recipes that anyone can recreate in their kitchen

06/05/2020

Ensure School is in Session While Working from Home
With classrooms being cleared out to support social distancing, parents everywhere are left to handle their kids’ education. Some families are having an easier time than others, but overall, this is a challenge that few could anticipate

05/18/2020

UF relationship workshops now available online
The coronavirus crisis has put a strain on many relationships. Couples are stressed — from being cooped up at home, juggling work and childcare, and economic hardships, not to mention the general sense of uncertainty now pervading much of daily life

07/29/2020

Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health
The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and wine in moderation, consumed with meals.1  In a secondary prevention trial (the Lyon Diet Heart Study),

06/09/2020

Keeping your Information Secure
Personal security is very important to every one of us. In light of the current breaching of security on personal information and the numerous attempts to defraud your identity by phone or phishing emails, I thought I would put together a short list of security precautions that may be useful

05/20/2020

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    Ensure School is in Session While Working from Home
    With classrooms being cleared out to support social distancing, parents everywhere are left to handle their kids’ education. Some families are having an easier time than others, but overall, this is a challenge that few could anticipate

    05/18/2020

    Double Duties of Parents
    During the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), a lot of us employees approached the “stay at home” order and the new norm of working from home as encouragement to decrease the curve and the spread of the virus. If you are one of the many working parents who are now taking on daycare and homeschooling responsibilities, we know the struggles you are going through

    05/15/2020