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Contact Us

For more information about the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center including how to reserve space for an event, please contact Bobbie-Jo Caron.

Phone: 352-294-2917
Fax: 352-294-3544
Address: 2142 Shealy Drive, PO Box 110230, Gainesville FL 32611-0225, Room 103

Getting Here

The Straughn Extension Center is on the south side of campus, next to the Animal Sciences Building and across Shealy Drive from the Vetmed Teaching Hospital.

  • By Car: The parking lot around the center has spaces designated for Orange UF decals. Visitors attending an event should contact the manager of that event for parking instructions. All others visitors should contact the center manager, Bobbie-Jo Caron, for information on parking.
  • By Bus: RTS Campus Route 122 has two stops on Shealy Drive just yards from the center.  between 7:30 and 5:30 M-F. RTS City Routes 12 (Reitz Union to Butler Plaza) and 35 (Reitz Union to Homestead) stop about .2 miles north of the center on Shealy Drive between 6:30 am – 2 am M-F. Visit Gainesville’s Regional Transit System’s website for details.
  • By Bike: Bike racks are located on the south side on the building.
  • UF faculty and staff should consider the free Campus Cab!

UF/IFAS Extension Straughn - Map