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. The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners provides support for local faculty, staff and facilities. 

The Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service conducts educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. These programs use information based on research conducted at the University of Florida.  Locally based advisory committees assure that programs are designed to meet community needs. Volunteer training is strongly emphasized in our programs to enable us to reach more of the county's population.

What We Can Help With

oranges - UF/IFAS Extension AgricultureAgriculture

Ichetucknee Springs -  UF/IFAS Extension Natural ResourcesNatural Resources

UF/IFAS Extension 4H Youth Development4-H Youth Development

planting a seedling in the ground   - UF/IFAS Extension Lawn and GardenLawn & Garden

nutrition help UF/IFAS Extension Family ResourcesFamily Resources

Field Day - UF/IFAS Extension Learning OpportunitiesLearning Opportunities


Carree O. Musgrove
County Extension Director

Phone (386)752-5384

Fax  (386)758-2173 

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Physical Address
971 W Duval Street, Suite 170
Lake City, FL 32055    

Mailing Address
971 W Duval Street, Suite 170
Lake City, FL 32055

8:00am – 5:00pm


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