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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

Hernando County

Located in Central West Florida

Hernando County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 33,621 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 97,178 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 33,746 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 603,703 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 7 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 11 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 876 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangelos, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
84 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 9,086 semi-dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 471 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 92,443 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 13,600 over-winter calving grow grow
Dairy Cattle (4) 2,400 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 671 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 1,642 over-winter foal grow grow
Sheep (1) 254 over-winter lambing grow grow
Poultry-Layers (1) undisclosed in production in production in production in production
Vegetables
Cucumbers (1) 1 harvest harvest   plant
Snap Beans (1) 3 harvest harvest   plant
Squash (1) 2 harvest harvest   plant
Sweet Corn (1) 34 harvest harvest   plant
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 Hernando County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
San Antonio
Phone: (352) 588-5211

Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service
Brooksville
Phone: (352) 754-4433
Web: www.co.hernando.fl.us/County_Extension

Hernando County Farm Bureau
Brooksville
Phone: (352) 796-2526
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Hernando

Hernando Soil And Water Conservation District (Nature Coast)
Springhill
Phone: (352) 686-8664

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

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

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

Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 682-1111
Web: www.flcitrusmutual.com

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

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

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-6221
Web: www.floridacattlemen.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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