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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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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Wed Sep 23 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Fall Vegetable Gardening

Wed Sep 23 @01:00PM - 02:00PM
Vegetable Gardening Class

Wed Sep 23 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Rain Barrel Workshop

Thu Sep 24 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Landscape You Can See, Hear, Smell, Touch & Taste

Thu Oct 01 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Snakes Alive!

Thu Oct 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Practical Alernatives to Turf

Wed Oct 14 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Something Scary Is Out There!

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

Thu Oct 22 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Irrigation 101

Wed Oct 28 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Blooming Beauties-Growing Orchids in Florida