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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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The mission of Family & Consumer Sciences agents is to promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability for families by providing education for living well in Florida, now and for the future.

Manatee County's Family and Consumer Sciences Program links research, knowledge, and technology to the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Dedicated to strengthening families through education, the belief is that the family:

  • Is the most effective and efficient unit for building a competent society;
  • Has a right to meet basic needs and to make choices about its future;
  • Is interdependent within communities and their environments.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND RELEVANT LINKS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: FINANCIALHOUSING RESOURCES

CONTACT

Nelly Nelson 
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
(941)722-4524 ext. 1854

WORK&LIFE STORIES

Beyond Cottage Food Products: What’s pH have to do with it?

Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license...
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Administrative Professionals are Vital to UF/IFAS Extension

This Administrative Professionals' Day (April 24), I’d like to offer my humble thanks to the people who make UF/IFAS Extension such an effective and valued organization. Our administrative professionals are essential to the everyday...
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Local Stations to Broadcast Documentary on Saving for Retirement

Where will you be when you’re 65? On a beach? Playing with grandkids? Traveling the world? Many may feel like retirement is a long way away, but saving money now is key for making your retirement dreams possible, said Heidi Copeland, a family...
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