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

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

Charlotte County

Located in Southwest Florida

Invertebrates-Pounds (5)
Charlotte County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 940,879 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
674,513 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 25,324 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 71 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 6,800 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 2,846 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 16,291 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
1,046 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 1,217 semi-dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Watermelon (1) undisclosed grow harvest   transplant
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 528 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) undisclosed in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 19,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 202 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 602 over-winter foaling growing growing
Vegetables
Cabbage (1) undisclosed harvest   plant harvest
Cucumbers (1) undisclosed harvest   plant 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
(5) Average harvest 2002-2004, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For general info about agriculture in Charlotte County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Fort Myers
Michael Nordlund, County Executive Director
Phone: (239) 997-7331
Fax: (239) 997-7557
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/7/countyLink

Charlotte County Cooperative Extension Service
Port Charlotte
Phone: (941) 764-4340
Fax: (941) 764-4343
Email:
Web: charlotte.ifas.ufl.edu/

Fort Myers State Farmers’ Market
Fort Myers
Lee Crews, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (239) 332-6910
Fax: (239) 332-6995
Email:

Charlotte County Farm Bureau
Arcadia
Phone: (863) 494-3636
Fax: (863) 494-4332
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Charlotte

Charlotte Soil And Water Conservation District
Port Charlotte
Phone: (941) 764-4354
Fax: (941) 764-4343

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

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 488-4676
Web: floridaconservation.org/

Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association
Arcadia
Phone: (863) 494-0061
Phone: (863) 773-2644
Fax: (863) 494-4976
Email:
Web: www.prvcga.org/

Gulf Citrus Growers Association
LaBelle
Phone: (863) 675-2180
Fax: (863) 675-8087
Email:
Web: www.gulfcitrus.org/

Citrus Grower Associates, Inc.
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 665-0709
Fax: (863) 667-3787

Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 682-1111
Fax: (863) 682-1074
Web: flcitrusmutual.com/content/

Florida Watermelon Association
Immokalee
Phone: (239) 658-1442
Fax: (239) 658-1448
Web: www.flfwa.com

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

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

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

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

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

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