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Manatee County offers agriculture classes and workshops

Manatee County offers agriculture classes and workshops

Manatee County, Florida -- The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes for September 2013.

The Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) to Manatee County to:

Become a calendar county!

Become a calendar county!

Do you have spectacular pictures of your county's natural landscapes that you feel are calendar worthy? If so, you may want to submit them to the Florida Association of Counties for their 2014 calendar! 

According to the FAC, all interested parties are encouraged to send in scenic shots of their county's "Beautiful Roads & Trails" for consideration:

Manatee County agriculture and extension service offers free workshops

Manatee County agriculture and extension service offers free workshops

Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes for June 2013.

The Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) 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

Some of the classes include:

The Ripple Effect Campaign raises over $10K for manatees

The Ripple Effect Campaign raises over $10K for manatees

Bradenton, Florida -- South Florida Museum announced Monday that more than 1,100 individuals contributed to The Ripple Effect for Manatees this year. Donations ranged from $1 to $1,012, and came from around the country. 

Snooty's 64th birthday bash a success

Snooty's 64th birthday bash a success

Bradenton, Florida -- The South Florida Museum says an estimated 3,500 people attended Snooty's Birthday Bash at the South Florida Museum on July 21, including those who participated in the live online broadcast of Snooty's "Happy Birthday" song.

Some also shared their birthday wishes on Facebook as well, including Seana Frint and her family in Illinois.

Hundreds of children from Pre-K through 6th grade also participated in the Snooty birthday card contest associated with the bash.