The 61st annual Land Judging competition, sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District, was held in late February at the Ed Chance Preserve-Gilley Creek Tract. Thirty students answered test questions concerning soil properties ... READ MORE
At the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon held in late January, over 110 students representing seven Manatee and Sarasota County high schools competed at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition ... READ MORE
Gearing up for the 40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural history of the region and honor the ... READ MORE
As we endure another prolonged season of stressors for couples and families across the state of Florida, there has never been a better time to focus on strengthening our relationships. UF/IFAS Extension is offering an online virtual event to ... READ MORE
Farm City Week celebrates a week and a half prior to Thanksgiving: Nov. 8-20, 2021. The 2021 theme is “Agriculture: Pathways to Preservation. This week's celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities ... READ MORE
Saturday, October 2, 2021, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County held its semi-annual Master Gardener Plant Fair at the Barbara Davis Educational Gardens. The event featured a variety of plant species grown by Master Gardener Volunteers including ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
“Sustainable ... READ MORE
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is not any old holiday. We don’t celebrate with feasts and presents or balloons, but often through volunteerism and activism. Initially, Earth Day was a day of advocacy and civil action paired with celebration. ... READ MORE
The 60th annual Land Judging competition, sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District, was held in late February at Rye Preserve in Manatee County. Thirty-one students answered test questions concerning soil properties ... READ MORE
The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE