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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

Okeechobee County

Located in Central East Florida

Okeechobee County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 323 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 1,191 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 10,200 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
500 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 19,573 semi-dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Watermelon (1) 470 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 2,125 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 51,676 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 125,000 over-winter calving grow grow
Dairy Cattle (4) 30,000 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 100 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 1,320 over-winter foal grow grow
Sheep (1) 1,737 over-winter lambing grow grow
Vegetables
Potatoes (1) 1,271 plant harvest    
Snap Beans (1) 380 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 Okeechobee County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Okeechobee
Diane Conway, County Executive Director
Phone: (863) 763-3345
Fax: (863) 763-6407
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/2e/countyLink

Okeechobee County Cooperative Extension Service
Okeechobee
Phone: (863) 763-6469
Fax: (863) 763-6745
Email:
Web: okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/

Fort Pierce State Farmers’ Market
Fort Pierce
Edward Marciniak, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (772) 468-3917
Fax: (772) 468-4002
Email:

Immokalee State Farmers’ Market
Immokalee
Jerry Hubbart, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (239) 658-3505
Fax: (239) 658-3508
Email:

Okeechobee County Farm Bureau
Okeechobee
Phone: (863) 763-3101
Fax: (863) 763-1624
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Okeechobee

Okeechobee Soil And Water Conservation District
Okeechobee
Phone: (863) 763-3619
Fax: (863) 763-6407

For info about specific crops grown in Okeechobee 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 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/

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

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