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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.

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hernando@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 754-4433
16110 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604

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Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave us an informative talk about emergency water supplies

06/29/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Keeping Fit in the Age of Social Distancing
Now that most of us have settled into this “new normal” of working from home, social distancing, and adjusted to the inconveniences of social distancing, we realize we miss our gym and workout times. Many of us have worked very hard to regain our fitness level, and this potentially extended period of self-isolation, could undo many of our hard earned gains

04/06/2020

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

New list provides assistance options for Florida coastal businesses
By: Rhett Register Florida Sea Grant is maintaining a curated list of disaster assistance options for Florida’s coastal businesses disrupted by COVID-19. The list contains links to details about well- and lesser-known options and includes “quick takeaway” overviews of each assistance program

04/15/2020

Why an Emergency Fund is so important to Financial Security
What will happen to your family if you: Lose your job? Get sick? Have an emergency? Most of us are very good at planning for our future, but we often don’t think about the “what if’s?” We prepare for the future we think of, but then there is the future that happens. We all need to make sure we save for the future we want, as well as preparing for those unexpected things that are going to happen

04/06/2020

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    Keeping Fit in the Age of Social Distancing
    Now that most of us have settled into this “new normal” of working from home, social distancing, and adjusted to the inconveniences of social distancing, we realize we miss our gym and workout times. Many of us have worked very hard to regain our fitness level, and this potentially extended period of self-isolation, could undo many of our hard earned gains

    04/06/2020

    Get a Bunker Mentality about Your Finances
    In military training manuals, Maslow’s Theory of Hierarchy is represented as a pyramid with five levels of needs: survival, security, belonging, self-esteem and self-actualization. The base of the pyramid is survival, on which all other levels of need are built

    04/06/2020