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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

Highlands County

Located in Central Florida

Highlands County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
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
Tangeloes, 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

For general info about agriculture in Highlands County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Sebring
Phone: (863) 385-7853
Fax: (863) 385-7028
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/1a/countyLink

Highlands County Cooperative Extension Service
Sebring
Phone: (863) 402-6540
Fax: (863) 402-6544
Email:
Web: highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/

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

Highlands County Farm Bureau
Sebring
Phone: (863) 385-5141
Fax: (863) 385-5356
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Highlands

Highlands Soil And Water Conservation District
Sebring
Phone: (863) 402-6545
Fax: (863) 385-7028

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

Highlands County Citrus Growers Association
Sebring
Phone: (863) 385-8091
Fax: (863) 385-6829
Email:
Email:
Web: www.hccga.com/

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 Blueberry Growers Association
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 392-4711
Fax: (352) 393-1928
Email:
Web: www.floridablueberrygrowers.com/index.html

Florida Grape Growers Association
Lake Wales
Phone: (863) 678-0523
Fax: (863) 678-0609
Web: www.fgga.org

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:

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