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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

Putnam County

Located in Northeast Florida

Putnam County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 26,582 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 203,250 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 0 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 0 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 4 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 130 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
71 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Field Corn (2) 700   plant grow harvest
Forage (1) 2,096 dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 14 fruit set harvest growing dormant
Grapes (1) 43 growing fruit set harvest dormant
Pecans (1) 131 dormant grow nut set harvest
Watermelon (1) 3 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 1,529 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 19,822,978 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 9,000 over-winter calving grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 748 over-winter foal grow grow
Poultry-Broilers (1) 136 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 21 over-winter lambing grow grow
Vegetables
Broccoli (1) undisclosed harvest harvest   plant
Cucumbers (1) 4 plant harvest    
Potatoes (1) 3,358 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 5 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 26 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) 1 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 Putnam County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
East Palatka
Kathleen DeFord, County Executive Director
Phone: (386) 328-5051
Fax: (386) 328-3054
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/35/countyLink

Putnam County Cooperative Extension Service
East Palatka
Phone: (386) 329-0318
Email:
Email: Horticulture
Web: putnam.ifas.ufl.edu/

Palatka State Farmers’ Market
East Palatka
Terry Driggers, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (386) 329-3713
Fax: (386) 329-3771
Email:

Putnam County Farm Bureau
East Palatka
Phone: (386) 325-5822
Fax: (386) 325-9484
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Putnam

Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District
East Palatka
Phone: (386) 328-6522
Fax: (386) 328-3054

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

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