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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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Summertime Scalloping is Here!
It was finally the season we had all been waiting for. Time to grab our snorkeling gear and head out the door! With a handful of snacks and a cooler full of ice, our fingers are crossed the weather goddess plays nice


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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.


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy (OAWP) BMP program, a BMP is defined by law as a means, a practice or combination of practices determined by the coordinating agencies, based on research,


Sea Turtles in Florida
Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths of 3,000 feet just for a meal! Although not fast swimmers, sea turtles are the only turtles with true flippers that help them swim long distances and dive deep for their food


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    2021 Annual Recreational Scalloping Seminar Gone Virtual
    Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out! During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area and discuss their ongoing monitoring projects. UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agents will share scallop-friendly techniques for harvesting and provide updates on citizen science opportunities for the


    Spring Insects Are Returning!
    Every spring our office receives dozens of calls about certain insects that emerge around this time each spring. The problem is that some years these insects come back in massive numbers, which can make some folks understandably nervous