Skip over navigation

Florida-Agriculture.com
Division of Marketing and Development
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

Lee County

Located in Southwest Florida

Lee County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 2,741,810 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 1,277,057 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 5,285,956 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 93,894 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 10,292 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 704 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 9,920 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
443 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 1,232 semi-dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Avocados (1) 3 harvest fruit set harvest harvest
Grapes (1) 17 dormant growing fruit set harvest
Mangoes (1) 134 growing fruit set harvest growing
Strawberries (1) 12 plant harvest    
Watermelon (1) 325 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 2,332 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 14,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 432 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 1,027 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Broilers (1) 155 in production in production in production in production
Poultry-Layers (1) 315 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 180 over-winter lambing growing growing
Vegetables
Cucumbers (1) 1,825 harvest   plant harvest
Squash (1) 925 harvest   plant harvest
Tomatoes (1) undisclosed harvest   plant harvest
Woodland Crops
Christmas Trees (1) 12 plant grow grow 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
(5) Average harvest 2002-2004, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For general info about agriculture in Lee County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Fort Myers
Michael Nordlund, County Executive Director
Phone: (239) 997-7331
Fax: (239) 997-7557
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/22/countyLink

Lee County Cooperative Extension Service
Fort Myers
Phone: (239) 461-7500
Phone: (239) 461-7510
Phone: (239) 461-7504 Horticulture
Fax: (239) 461-7501
Email:
Email:
Email:
Web: lee.ifas.ufl.edu/

Fort Myers State Farmers’ Market
Fort Myers
Lee Crews, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (239) 332-6910
Fax: (239) 332-6995
Email:

Lee County Farm Bureau
Fort Myers
Phone: (239) 561-5100
Fax: (239) 561-7001
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Lee

Lee Soil And Water Conservation District
North Fort Myers
Phone: (239) 997-7331
Fax: (239) 997-7557

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

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

Gulf Citrus Growers Association
LaBelle
Phone: (863) 675-2180
Fax: (863) 675-8087
Email:
Web: www.gulfcitrus.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 Strawberry Growers Association
Plant City
Phone: (813) 752-6822
Fax: (813) 752-2167
Email:
Web: www.straw-berry.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 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 Tomato Committee
Maitland
Phone: (407) 660-1949
Fax: (407) 660-1656
Email:
Web: www.floridatomatoes.org

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

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader