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Events & Programs


UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. We help residents apply research-based solutions to everyday problems to improve their lives. Want to save water, shop smarter, eat healthier, preserve natural resources, identify an insect, improve your communication skills, or help prepare youth for adulthood? We can help. Through the combined efforts of faculty, staff, and volunteers, we strive to remain responsive to the needs of local residents and visitors, taking a leadership role in disseminating the latest scientific information.

We offer a variety of programs to provide solutions for your life!

Check out our calendar for upcoming opportunities to learn and grow with us.


FNGLA 4-H / FFA Plant Project, Manatee County Fair

Dear Manatee County Plant Exhibitors, I wanted to share some information with you on the plant project this year. The Plant Project is a program for our youth to experience a simulated plant nursery production to engage them in...

UF Grape Field Day

Consequentially, if you have grape or other questions on Fruit & Vegetable Production in Manatee County, contact Lisa Hickey, (941)722-4524 ext 1817. However, if the UF Grape Field Day is not what you want to attend,...