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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

Dixie County

Located in North Central Florida

Dixie County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Aquaculture
Mollusks-Farms (1) 72 in production in production in production in production
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 188,284 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 616,851 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 6,978 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 6,531 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Field Crops
Forage (1) 1,262 semi-dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Pecans (1) 33 dormant growing nut set harvest
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 5 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 4,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 297 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 230 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Layers (1) 78,334 in production in production in production in production
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 Dixie County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Trenton
Wendy Luzader, County Executive Director
Phone: (352) 463-2358
Fax: (352) 463-1144
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/d/countyLink

Dixie County Cooperative Extension Service
Cross City
Phone: (352) 498-1237
Fax: (352) 498-1471
Email:
Web: dixie.ifas.ufl.edu/

Dixie County Farm Bureau
Trenton
Phone: (352) 463-2298
Fax: (352) 463-3877
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Dixie

Dixie Soil And Water Conservation District
Old Town
Phone: (352) 542-7135
Fax: (352) 498-1211

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

Florida Aquaculture Association
Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association
Winter Haven
Phone: (863) 293-5710
Fax: (863) 299-5154

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