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Brittany Hall-Scharf

Brittany Hall-ScharfSea Grant Agent, Hernando County

Hernando County Extension Office
16110 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, Fl 34604
Phone: (352) 754-4433, ext 7
Email: bhallscharf@ufl.edu

Hernando County is located 45 minutes north of Tampa and 60 miles west of Orlando on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the region referred to as Florida’s Nature Coast. Adjacent counties include Citrus (north), Pasco (south) and Sumter (east). The Extension office is located in the historic city of Brooksville, which is also the county seat. For more information about Hernando County, please see http://www.hernandocounty.us/.

Outreach programs:

  • Coastal habitat resoration
  • Water quality/quantity
  • Artificial reefs
  • Fisheries
  • Sustainable commercial and recreational natural resource activities


  • M.S.,Biological oceanography, University of South Florida
  • B.S., Biology, Florida State University