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UF/IFAS is here to help! Our office is open for business and fully functional. At this time, we are open to the public by appointment only beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. If you find yourself needing to see someone in person, you are strongly encouraged to call the office for an appointment with the appropriate person. While not all faculty and staff will be in the office Monday through Friday, each of us will be available certain days. We will continue offering a variety of educational and interactive programs via platforms such as Zoom. We are also more than happy to help answer your questions and find solutions for your life via email, Facebook, or other digital communication. 

We look forward to working with you, and please stay safe!

UF/IFAS Extension
Hernando County

Hernando County is home to scenic rivers, historic streets, and down home charm. A wonderland of outdoor amenities, active family fun, centuries of history, and vibrant local color.

(352) 754-4433
16110 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: Hooded Merganser
Common Name: Hooded Merganser Status: Native Species Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus Occurrence: Winter Resident Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, known as sexual dimorphism. Both males and females average 15 to 19" in length and have a wingspan of up


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Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know.


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: Eastern Bluebird
Common Name: Eastern Bluebird Status: Native Species Scientific Name: Sialia sialis Occurrence: Year-round Species Identification: One of the most iconic of perennial song birds found in Central Florida. Eastern Bluebirds are larger than common songbirds such as the Tufted Titmouse or Caroline Wren, reaching a length averaging 6 to 8"


Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: Prairie Warbler
Common Name: Prairie Warbler Status: Native Scientific Name: Setophaga discolor Occurrence: Florida sub-species is a year-round resident. Migratory sub-species is a winter resident


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    Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: American White Pelican
    Common Name: American White Pelican Status: Native Species Scientific Name: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Identification: The White Pelican is one of the largest birds in North America. White Pelicans have an average length of about 5 ft


    Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Species Profile: The Cuban Treefrog
    Common Name: Cuban Treefrog Status: Invasive Species Scientific Name: Osteopilus septentrionalis Identification: Like all of the treefrogs found in Florida, Cuban treefrogs have the ability to climb. This is possible due to the toepads and subarticular tubercles that each treefrog has