As parents or caregivers, one of the concepts that we need to teach to our children is the responsibility that comes with handling money. This becomes a valuable tool for them to use as they grow and develop into adulthood. One of the most difficult ... READ MORE
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 agriculture ... READ MORE
With classrooms being cleared out to support social distancing, parents everywhere are left to handle their kids’ education. Some families are having an easier time than others, but overall, this is a challenge that few could anticipate. Some ... READ MORE
During the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), a lot of us employees approached the “stay at home” order and the new norm of working from home as encouragement to decrease the curve and the spread of the virus. If you ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
In 2018, the initiative will have a special focus on the emotional and social aspects of family mealtime. Physical health and well-being includes eating well, physical activity and good rest all which can impact relationships. Please join the ... READ MORE
4-H citizenship is an exciting project to help youth assume leadership roles by teaching and helping others. It also teaches one how to engage in civic governance and community decision-making. As in most 4-H projects, youth learn how to effectively ... READ MORE
Hardly a 4-H meeting or event goes by without reciting the 4-H pledge. The pledge portrays how 4-H helps youth develop and grow in positive ways. As the pledge is recited, hand motions add extra meaning to the head, heart, hands and health. ... READ MORE
Posted by Martha Glenn, Ornamental Horticulture Agent
Hundreds of our local youth are working hard this year on their entries for the Manatee County Fair in January. They may be showing dogs, cows, rabbits, pigs, goats, chickens, and/or ... READ MORE