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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Columbia County

Located in North Central Florida

Columbia County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 2,720 active active active active
Field Crops
Field Corn (1) 137   plant growing harvest
Forage (1) 5,488 dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Peanuts (2) 4,700   plant growing harvest
Rye (1) 260   plant growing harvest
Tobacco (3) 380   transplant growing harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 8 fruit set harvest grow grow
Pecans (1) 293 dormant grow set nuts harvest
Watermelon (1) 109 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 224 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 39,829 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 17,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 1,200 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 948 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Broilers (1) 108,121 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 181 over-winter lambing growing growing
Vegetables
Snap Beans (1) 4 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 14 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 18 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) 4 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

For general info about agriculture in Columbia County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Lake City
Mark Carlton, County Executive Director
Phone: (386) 752-8447
Fax: (386) 752-8278
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/b/countyLink

Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service
Lake City
Phone: (386) 752-5384
Fax: (386) 758-2173
Email:
Web: columbia.ifas.ufl.edu/

Suwannee Valley State Farmers’ Market
White Springs
Jay Thomas, Market Specialist III
Phone: (386) 963-5903
Fax: (386) 963-3391
Email:

Columbia County Farm Bureau
Lake City
Phone: (386) 752-4003
Fax: (386) 752-0585
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Columbia

Columbia Soil And Water Conservation District (Santa Fe)
Lake City
Phone: (386) 755-3194
Fax: (386) 752-8278

For info about specific crops grown in Columbia 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 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 Poultry Federation
Tampa
Phone: (813) 628-4551
Fax: (813) 620-4008
Email:

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