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)



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Poisonous Plants in Your Pasture


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Upcoming Events Print

GI-BMP Class - Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide training and the opportunity for certification in Best Management Practices for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds maintenance industries.  Call the Extension Office at 754-4433 Option #6 to register.  Registration is $25 which includes lunch and printed materials.

Master Gardener Nursery


Open Every Wednesday - Plenty of 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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Thu Apr 03 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Gardening With Native Plants

Wed Apr 09 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Drought-tolerant Plants Choices

Mon Apr 14 @05:30PM - 06:30PM
Ask an Expert

Tue Apr 15 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Job Readiness Workshop

Wed Apr 23 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Landscaping with Edible Plants

Mon Apr 28 @05:30PM - 06:30PM
Beneficial Insects in the Garden

Tue Apr 29 @08:00AM - 04:00PM
GI-BMP Class

Thu May 01 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Common Garden Insects

Mon May 12 @05:30PM - 06:30PM
Rain Barrel Workshop

Wed May 14 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Ridding Your Lawn of Pests and Weeds