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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 Pomegranates in Central Florida
Pomegranates are an exotic and delicious fruit that can add a unique flavor to any dish. While pomegranates are typically grown in arid regions of the world, they can also thrive in Central Florida's subtropical climate


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Consumer Credit Challenges in 2023
As credit card debt hit an all-time high in the final three months of 2022 (just shy of $1 trillion), delinquencies among borrowers accelerated. In the fourth quarter, balances grew $61 billion to $986 billion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found


Cultivating Citrus in Central Florida: A Comprehensive Guide
Citrus trees are a popular choice for homeowners in Central Florida, as they not only add beauty to your landscape, but they also provide delicious fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. Plus- nothing says ‘Florida’ like citrus! Growing citrus trees in Central Florida can be a rewarding experience, but it does require some knowledge and care


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    Summer Break and the Budget
    While many of us develop an effective monthly spending plan for our family, we fail to “plan ahead” for known exceptions to the normal routine of expenses. If we extend our budget out for longer periods to include occasional expenses, we can be prepared for the budget busters


    Savings Tips for Tax Season
    We all know this time of year affectionally as “tax time.” That time of year we are gathering our financial information to properly get our taxes completed


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