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

Suwannee County

Located in North Central Florida

Suwannee County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 7 dormant active active active
Field Crops
Field Corn (2) 6,600   plant grow harvest
Peanuts (2) 9,100   plant grow harvest
Rye (1) 350   plant grow harvest
Soybeans (3) 400   plant grow harvest
Sorghum for silage (1) 205   plant grow harvest
Tobacco (3) 1,000   plant grow harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Cantaloupes 48 plant harvest    
Pecans (1) 649 dormant grow nut set harvest
Watermelon (1) 2,038 plant harvest    
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 354 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 319,640 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 33,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Dairy Cattle (4) 11,000 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 1,324 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 2,203 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Broilers (1) 5,839,793 in production in production in production in production
Poultry-Layers (1) 322,268 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 4 over-winter lambing growing growing
Vegetables
Cabbage (1) undisclosed harvest harvest   plant
Cucumbers (1) undisclosed harvest harvest   plant
Peppers (1) 138 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 54 plant harvest    
Tomatoes (1) undisclosed plant harvest    
Woodland Crops
Christmas Trees (1) 48 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 Suwannee County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Live Oak
Don Burnam, County Executive Director
Phone: (386) 362-2681
Fax: (386) 362-3375
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/3c/countyLink

Suwannee County Cooperative Extension Service
Live Oak
Phone: (386) 362-2771
Fax: (386) 364-1698
Email:
Web: suwannee.ifas.ufl.edu/

Suwannee Valley State Farmers’ Market
White Springs
Jay Thomas, Market Specialist III
Phone: (386) 963-5903
Fax: (386) 963-3391
Email:

Suwannee County Farm Bureau
Live Oak
Phone: (386) 362-1274
Fax: (386) 364-1136
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Suwannee

Suwannee Soil And Water Conservation District
Live Oak
Phone: (386) 362-2622 Ext. 3
Fax: (386) 362-3375

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

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

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 Poultry Federation
Tampa
Phone: (813) 628-4551
Fax: (813) 620-4008
Email:

Florida Tomato Committee
Maitland
Phone: (407) 660-1949
Fax: (407) 660-1656
Email:
Web: www.floridatomatoes.org

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

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