Who We Are

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

Okeechobee County extension focuses on youth development, dairy production, and livestock production. We have a passion for agriculture, community, and the environment. Our purpose is to improve the quality of human life by finding ways to make businesses more profitable and sustainable. 

What We Can Help With


Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Family Resources

Learning Opportunities


Lauren Butler
Livestock Agent
County Extension Director  

Debbie Clements
4-H Youth Development 

Colleen Larson
Regional Dairy Agent 

Carrie Muldoon
4-H Program Assistant 

Jaymee Johnson
Office Assistant 

Ben Kafka
Horticulture Program Assistant

Horticulture Program Assistant

Phone (863) 763-6469

Physical Address
458 US Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972