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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

Lake County

Located in Central Florida

Lake County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 24,895 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 962 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 13,089 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
3,435 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 9,276 dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Grapes (1) 108 dormant growing fruit set harvest
Pecans (1) 171 dormant growing set nuts harvest
Watermelon (1) 202 harvest plant    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 4,225 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 21,246,083 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 29,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 688 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 2,600 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Broilers (1) 147 in production in production in production in production
Poultry-Layers (1) undisclosed in production in production in production in production
Vegetables
Cow Peas (1) 40 plant harvest    
Cabbage (1) 2 plant harvest    
Cucumbers (1) 3 plant harvest    
Snap Beans (1) 8 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 54 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) 1 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 Lake County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Tavares
Phone: (352) 742-7005
Phone: (352) 343-2581
Fax: (352) 343-6275
Laura Langford, County Executive Director
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/21/countyLink

Lake County Cooperative Extension Service
Tavares
Phone: (352) 343-4101
Fax: (352) 343-2767
Email:
Web: lake.ifas.ufl.edu/

Sanford State Farmers’ Market
Sanford
Doris Denis, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (407) 330-6783
Fax: (407) 330-6786
Email:

Lake County Farm Bureau
Tavares
Phone: (352) 343-4407
Fax: (352) 343-4627
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Lake

Lake Soil And Water Conservation District
Tavares
Phone: (352) 343-2481
Fax: (352) 343-6275

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

Haines City Citrus Growers Association
Haines City
Phone: (863) 422-1174
Fax: (863) 419-0035
Web: www.hilltopcitrus.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 Grape Growers Association
Lake Wales
Phone: (863) 678-0523
Fax: (863) 678-0609
Web: www.fgga.org

Florida Watermelon Association
Immokalee
Phone: (239) 658-1442
Fax: (239) 658-1448
Web: www.flfwa.com

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 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/

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