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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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Poverty Simulation in Action
UF/IFAS Extension Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Family and Consumer Science Agents provided a Poverty Simulation for the State College of Florida Faculty during the middle of October 2019. The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month

11/05/2019

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

UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium
Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium

11/14/2019

Happier couples create happier communities!
Unhealthy relationships have been shown to cause lower test scores in children, increase stress levels, cause family violence and economically depressed communities. Relationships classes to couples would improve these deficits at home

11/05/2019

Our Way instead of My Way
Communities are made up of all types of families, couples facing a variety of challenges. Many are learning new parenting skills

11/05/2019

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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

    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