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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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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

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Cheese Making (October 12, 2019)
Want to learn how to make your own fresh and delicious ricotta and mozzarella at home? Then this workshop is for you! DATE: October 12, 2019 TIME: 9:00am to Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville COST: $20/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at 850

09/16/2019

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

Fall Personal Finance Webinars
Live, Interactive Personal Finance Webinars University of Florida/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension invites you to attend these educational webinars. All are 12:00pm -1:00pm EST

09/17/2019

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

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

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    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

    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