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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Alachua County

Located in North Central Florida

Alachua County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 3,290 over-winter active active active
Citrus
Oranges (3) 19 harvest   fruit set grow
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
2 harvest   fruit set grow
Field Crops
Field Corn (2) 5,800   plant growing harvest
Forage (1) 23,785 dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Peanuts (2) 6,400   plant growing harvest
Tobacco (3) 550   transplant growing harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 712 dormant/budding harvest growing going dormant
Cantaloupes 143 transplant harvest    
Pecans (1) 1,854 dormant crop set growing harvest
Strawberries (1) 22 grow harvest   plant
Watermelon (1) 1,636 transplant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 1,001 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 511,580 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 44,300 over-winter calving grow grow
Dairy Cattle (4) 1,700 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 2,064 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 3,355 over-winter foal grow grow
Sheep (1) 756 over-winter lambing grow-out grow-out
Vegetables
Cow Peas (1) 144   plant harvest  
Cabbage (1) 49 harvest plant    
Cucumbers (1) 485 plant harvest    
Snap Beans (1) 2,637 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 347 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 169 plant harvest    
Woodland Crops
Christmas Trees (1) 26 plant grow grow harvest
Sources:
(1) 2002 Census of Agriculture
(2) 2005 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(3) 2004 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(4) 2006 USDA NASS Quick Stats

For general info about agriculture in Alachua County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Gainesville
Wendy Luzader, County Executive Director
Phone: (352) 376-7414
Phone: (352) 372-4668
Fax: (352) 373-4984
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/0/countyLink

Alachua County Cooperative Extension Service
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 955-2402
Fax: (352) 334-0122
Email:
Web: alachua.ifas.ufl.edu

Alachua County Farm Bureau
Gainesville
Phone: (386) 418-4008
Fax: (386) 462-7948
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Alachua

Alachua Soil And Water Conservation District
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 376-7414
Fax: (352) 373-4984

For info about specific crops grown in Alachua County, contact:

Florida Peanut Producers Association
Marianna
Phone: (850) 526-2590
Fax: (850) 526-2277
Email:
Web: www.flpeanuts.com/

Florida Fruit And Vegetable Association
Maitland
Phone: (321) 214-5200
Fax: (321) 214-0210
Email:
Web: www.ffva.com/

Florida Blueberry Growers Association
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 392-4711
Fax: (352) 393-1928
Email:
Web: www.floridablueberrygrowers.com/index.html

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
Orlando
Phone: (407) 295-7994
Fax: (407) 295-1619
Email:
Web: www.fngla.org

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-6221
Fax: (407) 933-8209
Email:
Web: www.floridacattlemen.org/

Florida Association of Livestock Markets
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-4557
Fax: (407) 933-8209

Florida Holstein Association
Sparr
Phone: (352) 629-4734
Fax: (352) 629-3617

Florida Dairy Goat Association
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 421-4452
Fax: (850) 421-4452
Web: fdga.org/

Florida Meat Goat Association
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-3166
Fax: (386) 496-4455

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