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

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

Hardee County

Located in Central Florida

Hardee County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 5,914 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 620 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 52,384 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
1,410 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 8,178 semi-dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Watermelon (1) 680 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 3,563 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 8,311,588 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 75,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Dairy Cattle (4) 11,000 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 127 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 713 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Layers (1) 292 in production in production in production in production
Vegetables
Cucumbers (1) 1,172 harvest harvest plant harvest
Peppers (1) 17 harvest harvest plant harvest
Tomatoes (1) undisclosed harvest harvest plant harvest
Sweet Corn (1) undisclosed harvest harvest plant harvest
Squash (1) undisclosed harvest 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

For general info about agriculture in Hardee County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Wauchula
V. Shawn Brabant, County Executive Director
Phone: (863) 773-4764
Fax: (863) 773-2445
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/17/countyLink

Hardee County Cooperative Extension Service
Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-2164
Fax: (863) 773-6861
Email:
Web: hardee.ifas.ufl.edu/

Wauchula State Farmers’ Market
Wauchula
Diana Durrance, Market Manager
Phone: (863) 773-9850
Fax: (863) 773-3802
Email:

Hardee County Farm Bureau
Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-3117
Fax: (863) 773-2369
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Hardee

Hardee Soil And Water Conservation District
Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-9644
Fax: (863) 773-2445

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

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

Florida Poultry Federation
Tampa
Phone: (813) 628-4551
Fax: (813) 620-4008
Email:

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

Florida Sweet Corn Exchange
Maitland
Phone: (321) 214-5200
Fax: (321) 214-0210
Email:
Web: www.freshsupersweetcorn.com

Florida Tomato Committee
Maitland
Phone: (407) 660-1949
Fax: (407) 660-1656
Email:
Web: www.floridatomatoes.org

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