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  • The USDA Census shows that 90% of Florida’s farms are family operations while about 10 percent are corporate entities.
  • About 32,000 Florida farms, or approximately 70 percent, have 50 acres or less.
    § Ethnic ownership of farms increased by 26%, from 2,083 farms in 2002 to 2,582 farms in 2007.
  • Agriculture contributed $2.98 billion in indirect tax contributions to local, county, and state governments.
  • The average Florida farmer is 57 years old and has been farming for nearly 20 years.
  • 44% of Florida’s farms include cattle as part of the operation.
  • Florida ranked first nationally for the production of oranges, grapefruit, foliage, and squash and second nationally for the following: bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, snap beans, strawberries, sugarcane, tangelos, tangerines, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, fruits, berries, nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, sod and horses.
AG JOBS AVAILABLE

Click the links below to learn about available jobs in agriculture. If you are interested in promoting a job opening within your organization, email the job description to info@aginstitute.org.

AG INSTITUTE ANNUAL MEETING

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WHEN & WHERE

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • 3 PM – 5 PM Volunteer Activity (optional)
  • 5 PM – 6:45 PM Networking & Mixer

Feeding America Tampa Bay
4702 Transport Drive
Tampa, FL 33605

Register Online via Eventbrite