Agriculture & Extension Service

Agriculture & Extension Service

Agriculture & Extension Service

We provide unbiased, research-based educational programs, materials, and services designed to enhance our citizens’ economic status and/or quality of life; and provide leadership in the conservation and enhancement of natural resources. read on Agriculture & Extension Service

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Agriculture

Agriculture

With the continuation of urbanization encroaching on the agricultural lands of Manatee County, it is becoming increasingly important to promote a clear understanding of the economic importance of agriculture in Manatee County. read on Agriculture

Extension Service

Extension Service

The Manatee County Extension Service is an educational program which brings the resources of the University of Florida to Manatee County. read on Extension Service

Families & Youth

Families & Youth

4-H is a fun, educational program for young people ages 5-18. 4-H provides educational experiences through a "learn by doing" approach and helps young people acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society. read on Families & Youth

Gardening & Landscapes

Gardening & Landscapes

Do you enjoy plants and gardening? Do you enjoy reading and learning? Are you passionate about improving the environmental health of your home, landscape and community? Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future. read on Gardening & Landscapes

Marine Resources

Marine Resources

The marine extension program is a university-based program of research and education to promote the sustainable use of our marine and coastal resources. Program activities include: habitat protection and restoration, artificial reef development, fisheries and resource management and aquaculture development. read on Marine Resources

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

We provide university-based information to residents so they may learn to reduce their usage of drinking-quality water for irrigation while maintaining attractive, healthy landscapes. read on Water Conservation