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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Polk County

Located in Central Florida

Polk County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 14,856 active active active active
Aquaculture
Ornamental Fish-Farms (1) 19 in production in production in production in production
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 4,596 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 82,701 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangelos, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
7,753 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 8,749 semi-dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 212 fruit set harvest growing dormant
Grapes (1) 14 growing fruit set harvest dormant
Strawberries (1) 67 plant harvest    
Watermelon (1) 483 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 3,043 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 4,816,271 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 99,000 over-winter calving grow grow
Goats (1) 1,200 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 2,562 over-winter foal grow grow
Poultry-Broilers (1) 145 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 125 over-winter lambing grow grow
Vegetables
Cow Peas (1) 41 plant harvest    
Cabbage (1) 36 plant harvest    
Cucumbers (1) 39 plant harvest    
Snap Beans (1) 23 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 27 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 Polk County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Bartow
Phone: (863) 533-2051

Polk County Cooperative Extension Service
Bartow
Phone: (863) 519-8677
Email:
Web: polk.ifas.ufl.edu

Plant City State Farmers’ Market
Plant City
Phone: (813) 757-9027
Email:

Polk County Farm Bureau
Bartow
Phone: (863) 533-0561
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Polk

Polk Soil And Water Conservation District
Bartow
Phone: (863) 534-1350

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

Florida Aquaculture Association
Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association
Winter Haven
Phone: (863) 293-5710

Citrus Grower Associates, Inc.
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 665-0709

Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 682-1111
Web: www.flcitrusmutual.com

Haines City Citrus Growers Association
Haines City
Phone: (863) 422-1174
Web: www.hilltopcitrus.com

Florida Blueberry Growers Association
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 392-4711
Web: www.floridablueberrygrowers.com

Florida Grape Growers Association
Lake Wales
Phone: (863) 678-0523
Web: www.fgga.org

Florida Strawberry Growers Association
Plant City
Phone: (813) 752-6822
Web: www.flastrawberry.com

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

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
Orlando
Phone: (407) 295-7994
Email:
Web: www.fngla.org

Florida Association of Livestock Markets
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-4557

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-6221
Web: www.floridacattlemen.org

Florida Dairy Goat Association
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 421-4452
Web: www.fdga.org

Florida Meat Goat Association
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-3166

Florida Poultry Federation
Tampa
Phone: (813) 628-4551
Email:

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

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