Hernando County Extension Services
A Note from the Director Print

Stacy Strickland, Ph.D. Welcome to the Hernando County Extension Website. The Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture, University of Florida Institute Of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. The extension service is divided into four programmatic efforts: agriculture, lawn and garden, 4-H youth development, and family and consumer sciences.

Dr. J. Stacy Strickland

County Extension Director



Extension Blog Print

New Fertilizer Ordinance for Hernando County: Click Below to Read the Ordinance

Fertilizer Ordinance



Extension (100 Year Anniversary)



Online Classes

Poisonous Plants in Your Pasture


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Hundreds of educational publications are available from IFAS Electronic Digital Information Source. Click here

Upcoming Events Print


Master Gardener Nursery


Open Every Wednesday - Plenty of Florida Friendly Plants Available!

8:00am - 10:45am

19490 Oliver St., Brooksville, FL 34601


Be sure to check out the new Video Classroom to answer some of the most common questions.  Also take a look at the Calendar of Events to find a class near you!

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Extension Events Calendar

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Tue Apr 19 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Job Readiness Workshop

Tue Apr 19 @02:30PM - 03:30PM
Irrigate Smart-Don't throw your $$ down the storm drain

Wed Apr 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Rain Barrel Workshop

Wed Apr 27 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
The Secret Life of Florida Insects

Thu May 05 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Growing Herbs at Home

Wed May 11 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Gardening for the Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Tue May 17 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Job Readiness Workshop

Tue May 17 @02:30PM - 03:30PM
Irrigate Smart-Don't throw your $$ down the storm drain

Wed May 18 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

Fri May 20 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tiny Beetles and Big Trees (The Destructive Power of Bark Beetles)

Wed May 25 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Environmentally Appropriate Pest Control