University of Florida

Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive (Map and Directions)

Visit the Straughn Center's official site for complete information (

Straughn Center street view

The Straugh Extension Professional Development Center is a beautiful conference center where many programs and events are held. It is also the headquarters for the Florida 4-H Youth Development Offices. The landscaping around the builing was designed as a demonstration area for Florida-Friendly Landscaping™(FFL).

Straugh Center front lobby


The lobby welcomes vistors with a sweeping Orange and Blue floor design and plenty of space for registering and mingling before events.

Inside are conference rooms that can seat up to 300 people when combined, or separate into 3 smaller meeting rooms - each with built in A/V projectors.Straughn Center meeting rooms

The open courtyard outside provides further space to set up tables for meals or just space to stretch between sessions while getting fresh air. The border benches in front also allow for casual visiting and relaxing spots.Straughn Center Courtyard

We hope to see you at a program here soon!