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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Okaloosa County

Located in Northwest Florida

Okaloosa County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 1,587,576 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 58,098 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 119,345 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 252 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 1,806 dormant active active active
Field Crops
Cotton (2) 4,500   plant growing harvest
Field Corn (2) 500   plant growing harvest
Forage (1) 3,688 dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Peanuts (2) 3,200   plant growing harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Grapes (1) 36 grow fruit set harvest dormant
Pecans (1) 133 dormant grow set nuts harvest
Watermelon (1) 19 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 116 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 4,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 418 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 1,157 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Layers (1) 615 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 220 over-winter lambing growing growing
Vegetables
Cow Peas (1) 60 plant harvest    
Peppers (1) 4 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 7 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 8 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) 3 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
(5) Average harvest 2002-2004, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For general info about agriculture in Okaloosa County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Crestview
Jeff Barber. County Executive Director
Phone: (850) 682-2416
Fax: (850) 682-1095
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/2d/countyLink

Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service
Crestview
Phone: (850) 689-5850
Phone: (850) 729-1400 ext 5850
Fax: (850) 689-5727
Email:
Web: okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/

Okaloosa County Farm Bureau
Crestview
Phone: (850) 682-3536
Fax: (850) 682-0882
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Okaloosa

Okaloosa Soil And Water Conservation District (Yellow River)
Crestview
Phone: (850) 926-3774
Fax: (850) 926-1416

Okaloosa Soil and Water Conservation District (Blackwater)
Milton
Phone: (850) 623-3229
Fax: (850) 626-3524

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

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

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

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 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/

West Florida Livestock Association
Quincy
Phone: (850) 875-7255
Fax: (850) 875-7257

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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