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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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Stress and Cattle and Beef Quality Assurance
We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Food Wrappers for Thought
The 2022 Coastal Cleanup was a success! We had 266 volunteers of all ages remove debris from land and sea. Our trash sorting station not only logged the types and amounts of trash but also weighed the debris this year


Fall Vegetable Gardening Series Starting Soon
Fall and winter in Central Florida are the best times of year to grow vegetables in the garden! We have a series of virtual classes coming up, beginning with Planning Your Best Fall Vegetable Garden Ever on September 27 at 10:00am. Free registration is at:


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    Bugs, Drones, and Trees! Oh, My!
    Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal dunes, pastures, and urban landscapes


    How To Get Your Pests Identified
    'Pests' come in a variety of shapes and sizes! Insects, fungal diseases, weeds and snails can all be plant pests. Don't waste time, money and chemicals if you don't even know what your problem is!  If you are having a problem with your plants we can help you identify what your problem is and advise you on what you can do to help remedy the situation


    Make a Donation By making a donation to UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, you help to support the research-based educational programs & classes we offer to the community.