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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

Marion County

Located in Central Florida

Marion County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 1,442 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 41 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 993 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
178 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 22,702 semi-dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Peanuts (2) 9,100   plant growing harvest
Rye (1) 150 plant harvest    
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 38 fruit set harvest growing dormant
Grapes (1) 31 growing fruit set harvest dormant
Pecans (1) 61 dormant growing nut set harvest
Strawberries (1) 3 plant harvest    
Watermelon (1) 1,045 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 1,422 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 1,253,002 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 40,000 over-winter calving grow grow
Goats (1) 1,828 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 26,965 over-winter foal grow grow
Poultry-Layers (1) 2,100 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 802 over-winter lambing grow grow
Vegetables
Cow Peas (1) 122 plant harvest    
Cabbage (1) 1 harvest     plant
Cucumbers (1) 251 plant harvest    
Potatoes (1) 6 harvest     plant
Snap Beans (1) 8 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 28 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 23 plant harvest    
Woodland Crops
Christmas Trees (1) 44 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

For general info about agriculture in Marion County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Ocala
Charlene Vonderfecht, County Executive Director
Phone: (352) 732-7534
Fax: (352) 732-9728
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/28/countyLink

Marion County Cooperative Extension Service
Ocala
Phone: (352) 671-8400
Web: www.marioncountyfl.org/countyextension/ag_smallfarmresources.aspx

Marion County Farm Bureau
Ocala
Phone: (352) 237-2124
Fax: (352) 237-2127
Web: www.marioncountyfarmbureau.org/

Marion Soil And Water Conservation District
Ocala
Phone: (352) 622-3971
Fax: (352) 732-9728

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

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 Peanut Producers Association
Marianna
Phone: (850) 526-2590
Fax: (850) 526-2277
Email:
Web: www.flpeanuts.com/

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

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

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