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UF/IFAS Extension
Hernando County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Hernando County is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

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


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Growing Groceries: Healthy (and Tasty) Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger is a perennial plant that can be grown for culinary uses and is a great addition to food forests and edible gardens. The leafy foliage looks very tropical and it grows well in Central Florida


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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.


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Building Stable Communities through Education
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013)


Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)


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    Become a Wildflower Explorer
    According to Legend, Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in our fair state on April 2, 1513 and promptly named it La Florida, or “The Land of Flowers.” Perhaps he was honoring the Easter Holy Week in which he landed


    Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Florida
    Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant


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