Agriculture & Extension Service

What is Extension?

The Manatee County Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida to Manatee County to:

  • solve local problems
  • provide educational opportunities
  • promote economic enhancement and development
  • improve the quality of life for all of our citizens
Check out the new Agricultural Awareness Map. Need to know where to find local farms or farmer's markets? Look no further than our interactive map.

Classes & Events

The Agriculture & Extension Service offers a wide variety of educational classes and events throughout the year.  Topics and events include gardening, lawn irrigation, landscape maintenance, nutrition, health and wellness, budgeting, composting, rain barrels, nature tours and much more.

Classes & Events Calendar

Online registration is available for most classes and events.

For more information, please call (941) 722-4524.