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



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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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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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Sat Jan 17 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Urban Tree Giveaway

Tue Jan 20 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Job Readiness Workshop

Tue Jan 20 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
What Not To Plant-Know Your Invasives

Tue Jan 27 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Going Down the Checklist-Is Your Yard Certifiable?

Tue Jan 27 @05:30PM - 06:30PM
Rain Barrel Workshop

Wed Jan 28 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Preparing Your Soil for Gardening

Thu Jan 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tree Workshop

Thu Feb 05 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Butterfly Gardening

Wed Feb 11 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
When Bad Landscapes Happen to Good People

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